The 20 best magazine covers of 2016

Creating a memorable mag covers takes more than just knowing your way around various InDesign tutorials. And 2016 certainly didn't disappoint. In fact, it proved to be a stellar year of innovative, creative and, above-all, inspiring magazine covers that tackled political turmoil, social comment and culture. Here we collect some of our favourites over the past 12 months, including colour-it-yourself, scratch-and-reveal and stand-out photography. Ready for the New Year? Check out these free calendar template designs.

01. Little White Lies – Star Wars

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.