This year, The Society for News Design, which recognizes excellence in visual journalism, named Toronto’s own The Grid as the world’s best-designed newspaper for their circulation. “The design is minimalistic and cool,” said the panel.

In honour of the honour, we asked The Grid’s creative director, Vanessa Wyse, to pick five of her favourite magazine covers of all time. Here’s what she picked—and designed—for the RRJ. (You can click on the image for a larger view.)