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Newsweek magazine is in hot water over this cover, being accused of "food porn." What do you think? Is it too suggestive?
Newsweek cover. It's stock art, people! I.e., the art directors couldn't decide what to do, or the original cover concept was cut at the last minute.
I'm not quite sure which category this article falls in but wow you must read it!: Wondering How Far Magazines Must Fall - NYTimes.com
Two red-nailed fingers away from being sick, which lends it the eye-grabbing appeal. The bizarre resolution choice also bears resemblance to (my take) the New Aesthetic. So it's either controversial and terrible in the newest sense, or it's just fucking bad. What a world! (Via Wondering How Far Magazines Must Fall - NYTimes.com)
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what you put on the cover of your magazine if no one will look at you.
Like newspapers, magazines have been in a steady slide, but now, like newspapers, they seem to have reached the edge of the cliff. Last week, the Audit Bureau of Circulations reported that newsstand circulation in the first half of the year was down almost 10 percent. When 10 percent of your retail buyers depart over the course of a year, something fundamental is at work.
Some questions about Newsweek’s sexy asparagus - ComPost - The Washington Post
Controversial Magazine Cover ~ Newsweek
Hey Newsweek ... phallic much?