Top 10 Magazine Covers
What sells a magazine, the articles inside or the cover?
How many times have you been in line and saw something on the cover of a magazine that caught your eye and you just had to buy it? Then you know the importance of making the best possible layout on a magazine. Magazine covers have to be part art and eye catching. So who made the top 10 for 2008?
- The New Yorker, Nov. 17, 2008 – night picture of Lincoln Memorial and hollowed out the moon to make the O in their name
- New York, March 24, 2008 – pokes fun at Eliot Spitzer, well part of him.
- Rolling Stone, July 10, 2008 – Barack Obama on cover
- Entertainment Weekly, Oct. 3, 2008 Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart poke fun at the election
- The Economist, Feb. 23, 2008 – Legacy of Castro
- Interview, September 2008 – Kate Moss Cover
- Portfolio, December 2008 – This would have been a better cover without most of the text, I dare say it would have been higher than number 7, without the text. Basically it shows how the economy is affecting all of us.
- Los Angeles, September 2008 – Hand drawn art on the cover!
- The Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall of 2008 – close-up of a tattoo on a woman shoulder, one of her soldier brother.
- Mad, September 2008 – Obama cover
The best covers have few words, but evoke many thoughts and feelings. The photos or art should tell the story or set the stage for one or many articles inside. The ones that really sell don’t have famous people on the front, but speaks to its readers in other ways. These top 10 covers show that you can use art and make a magazine jump out at a person. Most people are turned off by celebrities on the cover of a magazine because celebrities are not like us; they almost live on another planet. The economy is not affecting them and personally I would rather hear about someone like me doing something I can do as well.