Chris Deacon: It sounds a little clichéd but I’m actually more influenced by advertising than by typical editorial cover design—the art of communicating a message in the quickest, smartest and simplest way possible. This approach wouldn’t work for all magazines obviously, but it seems a great fit for communicating a magazine like Time Out New York. Other than advertising, inspiration can come from all over. I look at book cover design, at old magazines like Nova and The Face, Pearce Marchbank’s great design on Time Out London in the 70s, and magazines like Bloomberg Businessweek and Little White Lies. And then there’s George Lois-era Esquire, his advertising work, graphic designers like Paul Rand and Saul Bass and even movie poster design.