Design director Chris Dixon says the cover of New York magazine’s January 21-28 double issue "evolved organically" among the art and editorial teams.
The cover itself is somewhat organic. As Face Up panelist Robert Sugar says, it "fights the visual cacophony of the newsstand." When you picture not only the bright colors and flashy headlines of the magazines surrounding it but also the busy streets of New York around the newsstand itself, the image sort of embodies the concept of the cover line-finding calm in the urban squall.
For the most part, Face Up panelists had nothing but positive things to say about the two versions of this cover. To throw a little water on the love-in—or to reiterate how great it is—take the Face Up survey (and get the chance to win an iPod shuffle while you’re at it!).
[EDITOR’S NOTE: To see another pair of fraternal-twin New York covers, click here.]