I plead guilty when it comes to my favoritism for editorial design. My career really started in editorial and custom publication design in the mid-to-late-90's so you'll often see at least one or two posts per week with some awe-inspiring magazine design work. Good, we have that out of the way now. There is an emerging trend of some of that great design finding its way into more indie titles and editorial "journals" than ever before. This is one of those instances check it out. Illustration + cover design executed with attention to detail.