The gateway

Magazines. Music packaging. Film Posters.

This was the holy-trinity of visual culture I would later realise hooked me in to a graphic-design-life. Magazines, and their design, spoke to me.

Maturing from teen-magaholic-collector to magazine-designer-adult has taught me what a labour of love magazines are to create. They are a unique adventure to take on – and for a designer used to sprinting they can feel like a marathon.

Simultaneously disposable and collectable, ephemeral and cherished, they take an ironic amount of time to craft, but are incredibly rewarding.

Long may the magazine age continue, entrancing the reader and enticing the designer.

Luke Tonge | Art Director, LIFE Agency