January marks a special time for magazines. It's a new year, the optimal moment for a fresh, high-gloss start. It's also the month many publications tend to dedicate their volumes to arts and culture. W Magazine kicked off the art-filled winter by enlisting legendary, avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama as the director of George Clooney's polka dot-filled cover shoot. Other magazines gave their platforms to artists like Florentijn Hofman, featured in Radikal Magazine, and James Jean, who created a beautiful illustration for Hi-Fructose. While some of these covers were executed by acclaimed artists, others incorporated witty concepts, bold colors, and striking typography, making them equally as impressive. Check out The Coolest Magazine Covers of January 2014.

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