My favourite Escape cover for the year came down to three options. The first was the 29 May graphic blue and white photo featuring a sunbather that marked our fresh, new design and content strategy. Next was the annual Best for 2017 edition (23 October), which saw a massive 280 pages of Escape produced across the country on a single Sunday. But in the end the 21 August image for our Africa story won out. The eye contact and cheeky look on the giraffe’s face, the crop of the image, and the headline all work beautifully together. Safaris are high on the travel bucket list so the audience loved it too.
– Jana Frawley, editor, Escape