Behind the Cover

The Truth and Lies Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's Truth and Lies Issue

A subtle nod to our theme, the issue's image creates an illusion that you're looking at an actual mountain. Photographer Emile Askey explains its backstory.
VICE Staff
3.18.19
The Restless Youth Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's 'Restless Youth' Issue

It started from the idea of visually capturing how millennials are reacting to today's political, environmental, and cultural issues.
VICE Staff
5.2.17
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's April Issue

"I grew up with this mirror, and there was always a mystique about it."
Michael Northrup
4.1.17
The Tight Squeeze Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's March Issue

We tried about nine different options, but unanimously agreed the frog was our favorite.
Bobby Doherty
3.13.17
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's February Issue

We used a machine-learning technique to create the colorful blobs on our cover.
Michael Byrne
2.24.17
The They Come Out at Night Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's November Issue

We spoke with photographer Michele Sibiloni about the inspiration behind his nocturnal work in Kampala.
Michele Sibiloni
11.14.16
The Music Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's October Music Issue

We spoke with Luis Gispert and Jeff Reed about their 'Stereomongrel' project and the inspiration behind the October cover of VICE magazine.
​Luis Gispert and Jeff Reed
10.12.16
The Sick Day Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's September Issue

This month's cover of VICE magazine was taken in a favela called Santo Amaro, in Rio de Janeiro. We spoke to photographer Stefanie Moshammer about her work in Brazil and the inspiration behind the shoot.
Stefanie Moshammer
9.8.16
The Borders Issue

The Story Behind the Poignant Cover of VICE Magazine's June Issue

We spoke to Elliot Ross about his arresting photo of the clothes of asylum seekers hanging out to dry in a transit camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Elliot Ross
6.13.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

The Story Behind the Reality-Bending Cover of VICE Magazine's May Issue

Annie Collinge likes to make pictures about things that are part fantasy and part depressing reality. We spoke with her about the process behind this month's VICE magazine cover.
VICE Staff
5.16.16
The Holy Cow Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE's April Issue

Photographer Tim Schutsky hung out with some eerie cows and played around with googly eyes to get the perfect shot for our April 2016 cover.
Tim Schutsky
4.12.16
The Girls Issue

Behind the Cover: March 2016

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, the Italian prankster-photographers behind this month's VICE cover, speak out their inspiration and collaborations.
Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari
3.21.16