Dazzling design

It goes against our intrinsically British sense of modesty, but there’s no denying that a bit of self-promotion gets you a long way. So, we’re hoping that you’ll forgive us this post, which is, essentially, one big boast…

Last year, between digging out the Union Jack bunting and planning the street party to end all street parties, we put together a supplement to celebrate Her Majesty’s special day – including a diamond of a cover (if we do say so ourselves).

Fast-forward 12 months, and there’s renewed appreciation for our striking homage to the humble postage stamp. Yep, we’re delighted to say that having beaten off competition from 600 other titles, we’ve been shortlisted for ‘cover of the year’ at the annual PPA Awards (the Oscars of the publishing world, if you will).

With a semi-naked Beckham amongst the finalists, competition is certainly fierce, but we’re confident that the great British public know good design when they see it, so go on, restore our faith in your great taste, and cast your vote now.