We know there are many readers of this blog who admire the work of clever art directors as much as we do. That's why we know those readers will find this feature from Grids, highlighting the work of Arthur Hochstein. He was art director of Time magazine for 15 years (1994 to 2009) and he selects 15 of his favourite covers. As the introduction by Robert Newman points out
Hochstein's Time covers skewed to the homemade, self-created. An early adapter to Photoshop, he created many of the images himself with stock and archival photography and found images (he used the same globe of the world from his office for at least six covers!). There's a sense of creativity, fun, excitement, passion, and ingenuity that is lacking from many of today's highly-scripted and tested magazine covers.
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