Sunday, January 18, 2015
The 20 most talked-about magazine covers of 2014 (that didn’t feature nudity)
Sometimes they become news stories themselves.
What follows are some of the most talked-about magazine covers of 2014. I’ve excluded the notable ones that involved nudity because they were too numerous and I discussed them in an earlier article.
The New Yorker; Jan. 20, 2014
When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was accused of shutting down the George Washington Bridge as political payback, the New Yorker magazine depicted him as a little boy with a ball stopping traffic on the bridge.
GQ, February 2014
The cover features pop singer Katy Perry with her breasts nearly popping out of her top.
In the accompanying article, Perry talks about praying for large breasts as a young girl. She got her wish.
(See GQ photo spread and articles by Us Weekly and E Online.)
Rolling Stone, Feb. 13, 2014
(See articles by the Huffington Post and Information Overload.)
Milwaukee Magazine, March 2014
Milwaukee Magazine caused a stir with its cover story on same-sex weddings. The cover featured a lesbian couple in wedding gowns embracing.
Sendik’s Fine Foods in Brookfield, Wis., blocked the cover, thinking it would offend customers. Instead it ignited a debate about censorship.
(See articles by Jim Romenesko, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and WISN.)
Newsweek; March 14, 2014
(See articles by Adweek, Reuters, Medium, Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed.)
Jalouse, April 2014
The Jalouse cover raised concerns about the sexualization of children.
(See articles by the Daily Mail and Huffington Post.)
Vogue, April 2014
A Vogue cover is a major accomplishment for fashion models. Giving the cover to a reality-TV fame whore and an egotistical rapper was inappropriate, critics said.
(See articles by New York Magazine and Hollywood Life.)
Golf Digest, May 2014
She doesn’t play professional golf but is engaged to PGA tour star Dustin Johnson.
The move irked members of the LPGA, who are largely ignored by the magazine.
(See articles by the Huffington Post and Business Insider.)
Time, June 9, 2014
People; June 16, 2014
Sports Illustrated, Aug. 25, 2014
(See article by Mother Jones.)
People; Aug. 25, 2014
best-selling cover of the year was its Aug. 24, 2014, issue on the death of actor Robin Williams.
The issue earned the inaugural People Magazine Award for Best People Magazine Cover of the Year.
Wired, September 2014
Time, Sept. 1, 2014
(See article by the Huffington Post.)
Entertainment Weekly, Sept. 5, 2014
Entertainment Weekly did four covers for its Sept. 5, 2014, issue about the fifth season of the “Walking Dead.” The most popular cover, according to a reader poll, was that of Danai Gurira as sword-wielding zombie killer Michonne.
The New Yorker, Sept. 8, 2014
the New Yorker earned stellar reviews for its cover featuring the retirement of New York Yankees great Derek Jeter.
The New Yorker, Sept. 29, 2014
New Yorker cover on Sept. 29, 2014, about the NFL’s legal problems was an attention-grabber.
The New York Times did an article about the magazine’s covers shifting from polite to provocative.
Bloomberg Businessweek, Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2014
Bloomberg Businessweek did a cover story on the spread of Ebola.
The cover reflected the terrifying nature of the disease.
Vogue China, November 2014
(See articles by the Huffington Post, the Verge and Fashionista.)
Time, Dec. 22-29, 2014
Person of the Year issue. It created five covers for the special edition.