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08.27.09 Bucky Turco

Senator Ted Kennedy was not only an accomplished politician, but a celebrated media whore as well. Mediaite has a nice round up of some of his most memorable magazine covers. |Mediaite| […]

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08.26.09 Bucky Turco

Michael Jackson gets the KAWS treatment for Interview magazine, peppering the King of Pop with white gloves and sperm like he’s done, so many times before. |Honeyee| […]

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Bucky Turco

Hip Hop mogul, rapper, and September 11th opportunist Jay-Z scored the October cover of XXL to help hype his hotly awaited album, Blueprint 3. Hov discusses a variety of topics, including why he’s better than everyone else in the game: “But when I say I’m the best, I don’t say that outta my ass. I […]

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08.24.09 Bucky Turco

Meet Jermaine Hall. He was the Editor-in-Chief of a popular women-exploiting magazine called King before it shuttered in late March of this year and is now the man in charge at the newly resurrected Vibe—it also died this year, but is coming back! The decision to bring Hall onboard offers some insight into the strategy of […]

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08.13.09 Bucky Turco

Back a few years ago when he could still afford a Range Rover, rap mogul Damon Dash was shelling out millions to advertise Roc-A-Fella properties in Hip Hop magazine XXL. What kind of coverage does a buy like that get? Depends. When blindly filling out insertion orders, all he received was a bunch of gossip […]

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08.05.09 Bucky Turco

LA-based illustrator and billboard vandal, AUGOR, is featured on the cover of Complex magazine’s “5th Annual Style & Design Issue.” Well, his art is. He even managed to make newbie rapper Kid Cudi look somewhat legitimate with his gooey renditions. But getting there wasn’t that easy as you can see from some of the preliminary […]

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07.23.09 Will Sherman

Whereas artist Steve Ellis paints crumpled magazines, Nigel Tomm shoots them. Folding and wrinkling glossy photos of models and porn stars, the self-proclaimed “most popular photographer” appropriates the poised shots into grotesquely beautiful images. Click above for a sampling and see the full collection of crinkled covergirls here. […]

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07.17.09 Will Sherman

Staying afloat in the dying world of print, arty erotic Jacques magazine readies the release of their second issue. Like the premiere, the new issues are unretouched film pictorials of the fairer sex, as well as a pictorial and interview with “Hollywood muse Brianna Domont,” the girlfriend of Emile Hirsch. The summer release hits stores […]

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07.09.09 Will Sherman

These are the two covers of Wallpaper* magazine that subscribers won’t be seeing in their mailbox this month. Designed by Neville Brody, the nixed covers offer a decidedly clear message in contrast to cover in print. Wanting to “create something subversive…that seems raw and takes time to work through,” Neville whitewashed the magazine’s masthead, leaving […]

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07.08.09 Bucky Turco

Tween pop music magazine, Smash Hits, which enjoyed some relevancy in the 1980s, will publish a “one-off special issue” to profit from commemorate Michael Jackson’s death. The Bauer Media owned title folded in 2006 after a 28 year run, but is hoping the King of Pop can breathe some life into newsstand sales. In keeping […]

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