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.