The American Society of Magazine Editors has chosen their winner for the 2008 Cover of the Year and it’s the one with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer on the cover with an arrow pointing at his genitals with the cover line “BRAIN”.
Not only did this cover win the top honor, it also won “Best Coverline” and “Best News Cover”.
Maybe my head’s just not in the whole magazine business, but I don’t think this cover is particularly interesting. Sure, it’s kinda funny, but only for about 10 seconds before the humor runs out. After that, it’s just a photo of Spitzer standing there doing absolutely nothing.
In fact, with all the magazines out these days, I feel like this ASME list is totally unrepresentative of the creative minds that work in this print industry. I mean, just look at the list of overall winners and finalists. C’mon, seriously???