At the beginning of last month – in closure of 2016 and in celebration of the magazine’s one-thousandth issue – Domus launched a call on its social-media channels inviting readers to post an imaginative proposal for a cover. The call was greeted with keen involvement and great participation. Students, architects, designers and artists posted their own Domus cover on Instagram under #mydomuscover. The resulting graphical compositions, cultured citations, artistic collages and poetic images were sometimes provocative and almost always creative and appealing. Most represented a consideration not only related to architecture or design, but also to societal, philosophical and political themes.
Here is a selection of proposals reflecting political and social themes as important components.
In the coming days, we will be featuring the most interesting graphical and illustrated proposals, and a selection of covers with a historical element – some sacrilegiously approached, others reverentially. A complete overview of Domus’s one thousand covers – illustrating mutations in the magazine’s character and graphic design – is published in the latest issue, at news-stands since December.