Jimmy Barnes Rolling Stone Cover, 1989
Jimmy Barnes featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, issue 427, January 1989.
A leather-clad Barnes rests his forearm on a scratched and worn Fender Telecaster guitar. His face is iconic in Australian rock music and Rolling Stone makes the most of it by having it dominate the front cover.
The cover effectively and simply conveys the message of a hardworking, touring, working-class musician. It's a successful and elegant piece of graphic design.