Discovered an amazing sotre - vintage periodical museum, archive, shop or something. Amazing holding a news paper from 1867, single piece of paper with headlines of passion and acusation in ways no paper gets away with now.
Particularily like the old sport art direction. In particular ones linke this,from 1911. Always amazes me the details that went into everything in a time it was all so hard.
Also like this one, from a more recent time in 1973 when things became easier and so details were reflective of the mechanization behind them.
It is interesting how photography has become the dominant cover on the newstand, almost exclusively. Nobody really stands our. You have to wonder whether it is because what sells the most or what survives the over analysis in the mega media companies by professional managers. The recent Radical Britain cover of The Economist was almost great, a classic of the year but for retouching got wild.
Nonetheless in about 100 years we have landed on photography and call out article headlines the dominant form of magazine coveres. Newspapers land on the single big headlines and key photo with a few sub heads to fill in content around the bumper ads.
With e-content devices what will prove to be the dominant cover layout. The image (static or moving) that defines the piece of content. Surely not some seizure inducing flash driven tornado but hopefully a piece of great design that benefits from the brilliace of backlighting. Or some sort of CNN screen hybrid wtih tickers at the top and bottom with busy real timedness to meet our apparent ADHD content consumption needs.
Or just white type on black. That might be cool.