This week’s cover.
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Lil’ TNR sneak peek, eh Dirk? Looking good!
Recalling The Death of Life, 40 Years Ago
Newsweek, December 18, 1972
The future of the tabloids’ print editions: things you’ve already seen on the Internet! Didn’t expect them to be so brutally honest.
Does this promote domestic violence?
Though Seymour doesn’t appear to be in pain, Sanctuary for Families, Safe Horizon, Equality Now, and the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women say the image connotes domestic violence with sex and glamour. The groups have reportedly written a letter to Condé Nast’s chairman and editorial director, blasting them for promoting choking as “a sign of passion rather than violence” and asking that the magazine be pulled from newsstands. They’ve already received some 200 signatures on their online petition on Change.org backing up their request. “Choking is not a fashion statement,” the letter reads, “and certainly not something that should be used to sell magazines.”
Hey Internet! For all those still reeling from the shocking revelation that magazines sometimes run stock images on their covers, look away! For the rest of you, we’ll just leave this right here. We may have been second on the asparagus-lips photograph, but at least we got gold with Merkel.
Emma Stydahar and Carina Cruz, the teenagers behind the campaign to get teen magazines to show more “real girls,” say their meeting with the editor and a public-relations representative at Teen Vogue was a wash.
Columbia Journalism Review’s July/August cover pays tribute to Newsweek’s 1970 “Women in Revolt” cover.
82 Cover Ideas in 7 Days. Just another week at Newsweek. 1 week and 4 stories to generate covers from: Europe on Fire, Mitt Romney & Mormonism, OBL’s Dr. Betrayed and the Digital 100 Power Index. Along with our own sketches and ideas, we enlisted 6 other agencies/illustrators to churn out some ideas: Dress Code, Timothy Goodman, Ben Wiseman, R. Kikuo Johnson, ILOVEDUST and Carl De Torres. In the end? 82 Cover ideas. Go ahead. Count ‘em.
Huge ups to Art Director Lindsay Ballant who carried most the weight!
Our creative director just published what might be our favorite Newsweek-related post of all time. Gimme this on a poster. Stat! (Related: Follow Dirk’s tumblr!)