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Slender and serious, Back Cover is emerging as a Gallic platform for a resolutely non-American view…

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Critique: French connections

1 March 2011

Back Cover signals an allegiance to graphic design as a serious endeavour
In his latest Web-only Critique, Rick Poynor looks at the French graphic design and typography magazine Back Cover: ‘Any graphic design magazine with an international outlook confronts a huge array of possible subjects. In the seven or eight features per issue published so far, Back Cover has signalled a firm allegiance to rigorous European typography and to visual communication as an essentially serious social and cultural endeavour. Its design by the editors’ studio, deValence – modernist with a few whimsical touches – embodies these apparently resurgent values.’