As i didnt want to leave a blank page on the back cover i added the logo in and repeated the colour around, normally on an issue there would be a full ad on the reverse.
The image for the cover comes from the Main feature in the magazine, from this i samples the images colours and use this as the main colour theme for the issue, as you can see if the image is dark, a high contrast colour is used.
information about the contents are displayed, as well as sale information and issue number. THe cover trys to emulate th new darker grunger look of the magazine as well as being quite mysterious itself, not giving too much away so people would have to investigate!
The 3rd cover was qutie different, i went for a more typography based approah, using the outline tools in indesign to create the shapes for cover image to go inside the text.