editorial: david bowie cover story

the cover design by ceft and company utilized part of the article, allowing it to merge into the cover creating a visual sense of story to the images and set it apart from the other publications.

this editorial on david bowie was photographed by frank ockenfels iii. what made it particularly interesting was that the color images originally photographed for the publication were never used. instead, creative director ucef hanjani used the smaller, moodier, black & white visuals for the cover and the inside story –all this at a time when bowie’s more commercial hits had caused die-hard fans to question his integrity. the issue became an instant cult-hit being auctioned on e-bay for over 12 times the cover price, and making it to the front page of david bowies own official website. view all work for editorial / art direction.