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Competing with TV, magazine covers become dull

Good Housekeeping - 1917
— Housewives 80 years ago were considered sophisticated enough to appreciate design. Good tast has been replaced by celebrities since.

September 20, 2002
Magazine covers are boring and uniform, complains Coury Turczyn in a fascinating piece on Popcult.com, comparing today's magazine covers with their witty predecessors from some 60 years ago. "Celebrity worship and bad taste" have procuded covers with film stars and headlines - versus a cartoonish interpretation of the magazine's content in the 30s. The article includes a "face-off" section, where readers cam compare for themselves the cover design of today and yesterday.



 



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