Discover the inside story behind the creative process of ground-breaking magazine covers.
UNCOVERED is an oral history of the stories behind the most ground-breaking and controversial magazine covers ever published, as told by the people who created them.
Compiled by industry veteran Ian Birch, UNCOVERED gathers together the insights of the magazine world's most important figures, including high-profile editors, creative directors, photographers, artists and cover stars.
Featuring compelling and shocking covers from Vogue, Life, Esquire, The New Yorker, i-D, The Face, Private Eye, Time, Rolling Stone and many more, covering issues as varied as the civil rights movement and Vietnam war to the Trump presidency and Brexit debate, this is a unique social document celebrating and chronicling the art of magazine design.
Ian Birch is former Editorial Director of Hearst UK and Emap.
He began his magazine career in the late 1970s as a reporter for Melody Maker, before moving to Smash Hits, where he was assistant editor for three years from 1984. His first launch and editorship came in the late 1980s with Sky magazine. At Hearst UK he oversaw brands like Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, Men's Health and Good Housekeeping.
Prior to working at Hearst, Birch was chief content officer at TV Guide in New York for four years; and before this he was editorial director at Emap for more than 10 years, where he helped to launch Red, Closer, Grazia and re-launch Heat.