Two aspects of this magazine cover that are really impressive are the typographical relationships and the way the image covers the masthead. The typographical relationship is contrasting, with serif for the masthead and main cover line about Emma Watson, while the rest of the cover lines are sans-serif. This almost creates a hierarchy of sorts, showing that the text in serif is most important.
Composition VIII was painted in 1923 by German Expressionist painter, Vassily Kandinsky. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter. These artists shared the philosophy to express spiritual truths through art, often in abstracted forms. Composition VIII reflects the influence of Suprematism and Constructivism absorbed by Kandinsky while in Russia prior to his return to Germany