Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Boston Phoenix & Time Magazine

Design for the 11/13/09 Boston Phoenix and TIME magazine’s 11/23/09 issue.

Thanks to Kristen for this one.

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Republic, Time & Newsweek

Doubt that any of these are direct ripoffs. Not an uncommon concept, although the New Republic's version is a bit more interesting.

Disney Doppelgangers

Looks like even Disney rips themselves off to save a little time animating...

Texas Monthly Look-A-Likes

Both Texas Monthly covers preceded the Rhode Island and Boston magazine covers. These covers could almost be coincidental, but given the popularity of Texas Monthly in the magazine design world, I doubt that they are. I could almost forgive the Rhode Island cover, but the way the long headline runs above the masthead is almost identical to the TM cover, revealing it's not an accident. The Power cover is just too close for comfort.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

German Maxim likes Esquire, Too

Here's another case of the Esquire type look spreading to other mags.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Esquire / Transworld Snowboarding

Transworld Snowboarding bit off Esquire's cover text treatment. Esquire's been doing this 'text behind the image' thing for a while. While the Snowboarding cover isn't executed that well, you can hardly blame them for trying to mimic the technique.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Joker's Take on Obama's Poster

I know everyone has seen about a million parody versions of the Obama Hope poster design. While most are lame, this one rocks!!

Attack of Stock Photos

Time Magazine and the "X" Covers

I like these covers. Simple, effective. Prediction: The next time they employ the "X" cover design will be when they find Bin Laden.....

New York Times vs. Coast magazine

New York Times got ripped off by Coast magazine. Found here.

Harper's Bazaar vs. W Magazine

I'm guessing this probably isn't an intentional or direct ripoff. The Harper's Bazaar cover was done about 15 years ago and I'm sure this type of make-up/pose is fairly common in the fashion world.

Vanity Fair Does Milton Glaser Dylan

This ones goes in the tribute department. I really like this layout Vanity Fair did. It's a great nod to the famous Glaser poster illustration of Dylan.

MKE magazine vs. Milwaukee magazine

A 2009 Milwaukee magazine cover made an obvious ripoff of the now defunct MKE magazine, which was done 2 years ago. The editor is blaming the photographer, who evidently had photographed both magazines covers but did not disclose the fact that he had already done this cover concept before. Hmmmm...very interesting...