Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Illustrator Tributes: Brodner and Juhasz's Odd Couples


Great illustrators think alike (or maybe it was the editor's idea.) Anyhow these came out at the same time. Steve Brodner's Odd Couple tribute on the cover on National Journal and Victor Juhasz Odd Couple tribute in Rolling Stone.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Beat-Up Romney (and Obama) Covers


New York Magazine and a Bloomberg BusinessWeek cover comp that didn't actually run.

Kinky 'Merger' Covers


One of my doppelganger sources tipped me off that the kinky Bloomberg BusinessWeek merger cover had it's predecessor. The Economist did a 'sexy' merger cover in 1994. 'Get yo freak on.' Thanks to Jamey Fry for the spot.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Men's Journal vs. Rolling Stone Russia


Men's Journal from December, 2011 and Russian Rolling Stone from January, 2012. Both publications are published by Wenner Media. Thanks to Benjamen Purvis.

Seattle Space Needle Covers


Current covers for Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met magazine. (Note: this is one of four different covers that Seattle Met ran that month commemorating the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair.)

Thanks to Michael Wichita/John Keatley.

GQ Australia & Wired Doppelganger


The top spread is from the February 2012 issue of GQ Australia while the bottom is a spread from the July 2011 issue of U.S. edition of Wired. Thanks to Leo Jung.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hot Rock Chick Doppelganger


On the left, Revolver's cover from 2005. On the right, Rolling Stone Italy from August 2006. Thanks to Laura Behnert. (and Andre Mora)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Time's Intentional Romney Doppelganger


Clever cover followup from Time. More on Time's new Romney cover at Folio.

Movie Poster Design Cliches






This is only a sample of all the movie poster design cliches over at: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/64047251.html

Great stuff!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

O Magazine vs. AARP Magazine


On the left is a spread from July/August 2010 issue of AARP. On the right, a spread from the latest issue of O the Oprah magazine. Thanks to Dian Holton and Scott A. Davis for the tip.

Demi Moore Vanity Fair Cover Tributes & Parodies

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Chicago vs. Seattle Beer Covers


Chicago's July 2011 cover. Seattle Magazine's October 2011 cover. Thanks to Chris Skiles for the tip!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Some Recent Citizen Kane Tributes


Village Voice cover and spread illustration by Jesse Lenz, art directed by John Dixon. Dallas Observer cover illustration by Alex Fine, art directed by Alexander Flores.

9/11 Anniversary Covers


The Village Voice cover was from Sept. 25th, 2001. (Art director: Ted Keller, Photographer: Andre Souraujon.)

Reader's Digest is using the same image for the September 2011 issue.

"We thought the Voice cover was so brilliant, so perfect, and so under-seen, that the image should be used again" said RD's creative director, Robert Newman.

Also included a few more 9/11 covers with a similar feel.

Thanks to BN for the covers and info.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Greek Doppelgangers Galore!!






I came across this blog today. It has a ton of tributes, ripoffs and everything in between. It's mainly Greek magazines taking off on U.S. magazines. I posted only a few.

There is a lot more on their site:

http://celebphotocopy.blogspot.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paste Magazine's Nod to Time


Here is Paste's (January 2010) tribute to Time's famous 'Is God Dead?' cover. Also included a Wired cover that looks as if it was a less obvious tribute.

Friday, July 8, 2011

FSB & Reader's Digest Ironic Cover


FSB (Fortune Small Business) cover from May 2008 and Reader's Digest for November 2009.

Fortune Small Business specifically commissioned photographer Michael Cogliantry for the FSB cover. (The type the crook is holding was actually real and made of foam core.) Photo editor for the shoot was Katy Howe Binder.

Looks as if Reader's Digest bought secondary rights to the image and added their own type in the crook's hands.

Thanks to Scott A. Davis for the images and info.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Milton Glaser Updates His Iconic Dylan for AARP


A cool illustration for the May/June 2011 issue of AARP. Design Director Scott A. Davis commissioned Milton Glaser to update his classic Dylan illustration. Thanks to Robert Newman for the heads up.

Worth checking out my previous post where Vanity Fair pays homage to Glaser.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Attack of the Stock Photo Model!


Washingtonian vs. Florida Lifestyles and Travel. Seen at the newsstand in Penn Station, New York City. Photo by Erik Spooner. From SPD.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

American Gothic Magazine Covers


After seeing the latest 'True Blood' magazine cover for EW, I thought I'd see what other covers used this concept. Any other notable 'American Gothic' covers I'm missing? I have a feeling there are some more recent tributes that I'm missing.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weinergate AM NY vs. 2008 Voice Cover


Similar concept. Village Voice cover from 2008 (AD: Ivylise Simones) and this weeks AM NY cover (AD: Christopher Sabatini).

Thanks to Robert Newman for the tip!

Kurt Cobain Newsweek & Rolling Stone Photo


Looks like the Newsweek cover was from 1994 while the RollingStone cover was a 2002 story.

The Russians are Taking Over!!


Well, I assume that's all Russian. From this link.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Maxim vs. GQ (German)

Maxim cover from March 2007 and GQ German cover from September 2007.

Perez Hilton thought these covers were too similar. Story over at FishBowlNY.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hirschfeld vs. Hirschfeld


If you ever wondered how classic illustrator Al Hirschfeld would illustrate today's stars, wonder no more. Matt Hirschfeld is continuing with the original Hirschfeld look. Here is a NYT piece on the artist. Interesting....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

CityPages' Tribute to It's Past


Citypages in Minneapolis gives tribute to it's first issue ever (then known as Sweet Potato.) Thanks to Michael Kooiman.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Time Facebook Cover


How could I forget the Time Facebook cover. Benjamen reminded me. Add this to my previous post.

Time & Businessweek Multi-Colored Covers


Another one from Andrew Horton. Thanks!

Rolling Stone & Billboard Adele Font Fun!


Thanks to Andrew Horton for the spot.

Facebook Covers: LV Weekly and Boston Globe's G Living


Here are two covers using profile picture collages to illustrate the Facebook / Twitter friend stories.

Ironically, my avatar self portrait was included on both of these covers. (Being FB/Twitter friends with art directors has its perks.)

Thanks to Ryan & Martin for the cover fun!

Time's Bin Laden's X Cover

San Antonio Current's Tribute to 'Time' Tears


San Antonio Current's Time tribute.

Found this at Chuck Kerr's blog.