this is a good design for a cover because it creates nice white space.Even though there is a lot of empty space not being used, this can be good. It increases the designs simplicity. It makes it less busy. On this design,you clearly know where to look first, and it's focused on one specific design element.
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Photo Illustration #9 The white on the blue sheets provides a unique angle and takes something that would not normally be looked at in that way.
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The contrast used here is effective between the 4 bold lines of text, that are also used as a background, and the body text of the article. The bold black in the large background text also contrasts well with the pink. -TR.