I love New York magazine.
Smart. Pithy. Current... Great photography and excellent typography. What's not to love?
Turns out New York magazine had a competition to design their "Best of New York" cover:
This week, we pitted five designers, ad agencies, and design firms against each other in a competition to create our cover. The entrants: former Kate Spade design director Alan Dye, the Wieden+Kennedy ad agency (Nike, Nokia, ESPN), designer Carin Goldberg (whose work includes those ubiquitous Vonnegut paperback covers), branding firm Wolff Olins (which ran the New Museum’s launch campaign), and motion-graphics outfit Gretel (which works for MTV, among many others).
Since they couldn't pick just one, they picked two winners.
Both are excellent covers and if I had to choose just one, my vote goes here:
Gretel's cover design above is the subscriber edition and Carin Goldberg's design is the newsstand edition. (Be sure to check out her book covers - amazing!).
Check out some of the other featured entries and judge for yourself.