‘Tis the Season for Lists
At the end of the year we are all subjected to lists declaring “The Best of …” and “The Worst of …” But, since this year is the end of the aughts (isn’t there something better to call the last 10 years?) we are seeing even more lists summing up not only the year, but the decade.
Advertising Age just put out one of these very lists: Book of Tens: Best Magazine Covers of the Decade. Among the top 10 covers, you will see the work of Steve McCurry ’74. McCurry and National Geographic went back to find the Afghan girl, whose picture made him famous 17 years ago, which resulted in one of the best covers of the decade. If you would like to read more about the Afghan girl and the search itself, National Geographic has a story titled, A Life Revealed, on their Web site.
As a designer, I do believe they picked nine strong cover designs. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the Brangelina and baby cover that graced People magazine. I’m not sure if I’m going to come around on that one.
To all of my fellow art geeks out there, let me know your thoughts on the list.
Jessica Knuth, graphic designer