The challenge of a publication's art director is to create a magazine cover that is visually pleasing, informative about what is inside, and able to fly off newsstands. Whatever is on the cover can make or break an issue, so there is plenty of pressure to create an iconic image that will make people care about the magazine's content. It takes a combination of artistic formal capabilities and witty concepts to create that ideal magazine cover, and only a few succeed. The Coolest Magazine Covers of October 2013 reflect incredible graphic design and show that publications all over the world put a lot of thought put into the final, glossy product. Check out these incredible magazine covers from across the globe.

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