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    Why Magpie? Because I like observing these sleek birds with a tapering tail. And like Magpies, I live with the burden of being a 'chatter', even though I believe that I am rather shy, reserved and unobtrusive :).

    Tuesday, October 24, 2006

    Article: (Just a Few of) the Worst Mag Covers of All Time!

    It is that time of the year, when awards are going to be announced in all categories related to magazines.
    Media Guy of AdvertisingAge seems to be inspired by last year’s American Society of Magazine Editors' announcement of the "Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years" (also featured in Classics section of to kick off something epic like "Media Guy's Top 41 Worst Magazine Covers of the Last 41 Years"!!

    The worst cover ‘nominee’ featured on the right is the cover of June 2004 issue of Wallpaper called the “The portion control issue,” with the headline 'Size matters: What should be big, what should be small'.

    To see more ridiculous covers, and to read the entire article, click here

    Any bad covers from Indian magazines you want to highlight?



    Blogger Tania Dias said...

    Hey, maybe you could do your own review! Something along the lines of "Top 10 Magazine Cover Gaffs" or "Why Indian Business Magazine Covers fail to Inspire" or "Advantages of e-Magazines" and then point us to some sites that offer free e-zines?
    Atta girl! I liked all I've seen on your site. Give us more!

    5:15 PM  
    Blogger Magpie said...

    Thanks Tania!

    Yes, reviews and contests are planned in the long run. A few more months and you will see lots more activity around the magscene 'brand' :)

    5:42 PM  

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