I read an interview with George Lois and he was saying how shit ALL magazine covers are nowadays and I agree, especially with fashion magazines - they put so much thought & effort into getting the 'perfect cover shot' but at the end of the day it's always just a beautiful person looking beautiful, the cover has not been designed. Too much copy on the cover was his other bugbear - and I doubt he even sees half of the crap on these shitty weekly magazines with outrageous headlines such as 'I ate my own dad'.
HENCE; I LOVE THIS COVER. I can't stop looking at it ( I realise this is ridiculous). I love that it looks cool but also that it relates to the theme of the issue. And good use of negative space always wins me over anyway.