I am a big fan of magazines and my collection includes assorted issues of Life (1969 issues!), National Geographic, Wired etc. Among these my favourite in terms of design, typography and photography has always been Rolling Stones.
American Society of Magazine Editors are voting for the best magazine covers of 2008. While Rolling Stone does not feature in the list, there are a couple of great covers. Head over here for the full list.
Among the Indian magazine titles, don’t you think this kind of emphasis on design & photography is totally lacking?