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5 Graphic Magazine in Germany – The progression of cover design

The origins of classical graphic design in Germany goes back to the beginnings of the 20th century. Today, almost a century later, five magazines have managed to conquer the market, and all five could not be more different. This is reflected not only in their respective themes, but also in their design features. The cover design of the magazines not only offers inspiration, but also shows the progression of graphic design in Germany. All five magazines can be compared, in the development of a specific design feature, such as typeface, design language, color scheme, grid or contrast, within a certain period of time. This work further shows design elements which appeared again and again regardless of time and magazine.