new york magazine

Dude Looks Like A Lady

Recently in Holland there appeared a series of ads designed by Doom&Dickson for a HEMA’s push-up bra, using this tagline: A push-up bra that gives you 2 cup sizes extra. Modeled by Andrej Pejic. A man. So imagine what it can do for a woman. Andrej Pejic, male model from Bosnia, is from my...

Google Books/New York Magazine

I’ve got magazines on the brain still. I’ve finally started leafing through the New York Magazine collection on Google Books. It is awesome. Start with the first issue, it’s pure Milton Glaser genius. Tons of great illustrations and reminder of how simple print can be. If you want a reminder of how complicated (but...

Today's Obsession: Death to the Hipster

Here’s a rear-view look at an article from New York magazine, dissecting and decrying hipster culture, from its inception in the late ’90s to the current sort of hollowed-out irrelevant version. Author Mark Greif makes an interesting primary analogy between a visual symbol and its meaning throughout his piece, making an apt, if rather...

The Color of Catsup

It is not unusual for competing magazines to have the same cover stories. There are obviously a finite number of good ideas to go around. And circulation, after all, is like fighting a war. Nonetheless, the battles are fought on the strangest turf. Take the annual duel between New York Magazine and Time Out...