Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Best of New York

My library's copy of the March 10-17, 2008, issue of New York Magazine has this festive cartographic image on its cover (right):



However, when I went to the magazine's website, they insist that this is the cover of the issue (left).

Do they perhaps have different covers for their city issues and the issues that go out to the hinterland? Do they assume non-New Yorkers will need this map to find their way around the Best of New York?...

UPDATE 3/12: Lauren Starke of New York magazine explains. "NY mag held a design competition for its Best of NY cover and chose 2 winners, one for subscribers (the subway map block letters) and one for newsstands. You can see runners -up here: http://nymag.com/bestofny/2008/covers/"

Thank you!

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At Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , Blogger Lauren said...

NY mag held a design competition for its Best of NY cover and chose 2 winners, one for subscribers (the subway map block letters) and one for newsstands. You can see runners -up here: http://nymag.com/bestofny/2008/covers/

--Lauren Starke, New York magazine

 
At Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Ah! That explains it. Thank you! I often enjoy your covers. Some of the best design work out there. Obviously, my preference is for the map design by Gretel... :-)

 

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