Sunday, September 13, 2009

Step Right Up, Ladies And Gentlemen, And Feast Your Eyes On The Most Bizarre Magazine Cover In The History Of The World!

Editor: Gerald Marzorati
Creative Director: Janet Froelich
Art Director: Arem Duplessis


Joe Clark said...

Come again?

Anonymous said...

Not most bizarre. Not even bizarre. Your post = bizarre.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to illustrate a story like this one, which is a pretty fascinating piece, actually. I did think it was bizarre cover but it got me to read the piece so it worked. Maybe nytpicker didn't mean this as a critisism, more as an observation.

Anonymous said...

I just read the cover story and it doesn't really make much sense. Don't we always make friends with people who are similar to us in some way? I'm not saying that fat people only are friends with other fat people etc but you do tend to see a pattern. I don't get that this is something new.

Also, I can see how the editors had a hard time figuring out how to illustrate this for the cover. Maybe we should admire them for trying something new here with these big letters but to me it's just a lot of mushed up words and looks like it was slapped togethet in five minutes.

Jonathan said...

Perhaps not bizarre, but definitely irritating. As far as the article, it's interesting but I'm very skeptical of this sort of social network analysis. Take their argument that one's friend gaining weight can influence one to gain weight as well. Could there be an increasing effect a la the laser pointer and the mirrored sunglasses in Seinfeld, the laser bouncing back and forth between glasses and cornea getting faster and faster until...? But in this case its a couple of friends getting more and more until exploding, or something. I don't know; I'm no sociologist.

Anyway, I appreciate the bubble letters as a throwback to my elementary school days. But only for that reason. I am not a fan.