In my research I looked for various blogs which display good or unique magazine covers, these blogs give me an idea of what a good magazine cover looks like.
In creating a striking magazine cover, there are three factors to consider:
1) Create a design that stands out amongst the competition. 2) Come up with a concept that expresses the theme of the magazine. 3) Think outside the box when it comes to design techniques and tools.
All of the magazine designs shown on this blog are very unique, using differing techniques, materials, camera angles, shapes and typography to draw your attention to an amazing cover.