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    Graphic design magazine with a focus on illustration and over 12.500 different covers
novum 03.17 »illustration«

For the March issue of novum, which focuses on the theme on illustration, we have once again pulled out all the stops to produce over 12,500 absolutely unique and different covers!
For this production we took inspiration from classical lithographic printing. We also used this technique for a limited edition of art prints of the cover motif, and here, too, Wolfensberger AG was our expert partner.
Some of these numbered lithographic prints (only 50 have been produced) are going to be given away in a draw to lucky novum readers. To enter, readers simply photograph their own personal copy of the March issue of novum, post it at #novum-magazine and send the editors (verlosung@novum.graphics) the link by 10 March 2017. Then their names will automatically go forward to the prize draw. 

Inside the cover novum readers can look forward to an international line-up of exceptional illustration talent, plus a world tour of graphic design taking them to Japan (Studio Ouwn), to Edgar Bąk in Poland, Violaine & Jérémy (France), Rosendahl (Germany) and PFP Disseny (Spain).

The paper
Funktional White in 350 gsm (Cover) and BFK Rives White in 270 g/qm (art print) by Römerturm

The design of the cover
The cover of this issue was designed by marcus kraft studio from Zurich. Marcus Kraft  drew four different motifs and, actually during the printing process itself, continued to work on these motifs – changing the colours, ink flow and quantities, spraying with water drops and making scratches on the printing plate. This resulted in lots of intriguing variants on geometric forms.


Copies of this issue can be bougth here

Cover design: marcus kraft studio (SWI) 
Paper: Funktional White in 350 gsm (Cover) and BFK Rives White in 270 g/qm (art print) by Römerturm
Offset printing (Cover) + lithographic printing (art prints): J.E. Wolfensberger AG
Offset printing (inside pages): F&W Druck- und Mediencenter GmbH

Photos: Dominic Brighton, www.dominicbrighton.com