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When people ask me what I am reading at the moment I usually lie and name some social media book that is all the rage. Yeah, you heard me- I LIE. Oh it’s not that I don’t own the book, and it’s not that it doesn’t live next to my bed- but finding the time to actually READ a WHOLE book can be a problem for someone like me. I need quality content that can be read in shorter bursts, like waiting for the kids in the school pick up line, or the dreaded time when they don’t allow ANY electronics on as the plane takes off. Enter the business magazine-stage left.

Lately I have been super duper in love with three mags, Wired, The Week and Bloomberg Businessweek. And recently Bloomberg is impressing me more and more with stellar content AND compelling cover art. This is out of the box stuff people. Like the dual covers (one sent to West coast and the other to East) titled “The Infidelity Economy”. And when they covered part of the magazine title with band-aids I my design heart swooned.

So who is creating this graphic magic? Creative Director Richard Turley has been applying his unique aesthetic to this previously ordinary business cover real-estate and is turning covers into powerful graphic statements.

I laughed so hard at the Trump cover, which I am guessing was Mr. Turley’s intention. Trump is one big joke anyway, but add the copy ‘Seriously?’ and you have GENIUS people. Graphic GENIUS.

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People keep telling me print magazines are going away thanks to digital this or that. And the only thing I will miss? The covers.

For a larger gallery of the magazine’s recent covers visit CoverJunkie.

Maybe you should read that tag you never read.

“These T-Shirts were tested on animals. They didn’t fit.” Awesome.

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Stop telling me what to do.

Well, I think they just nailed it with this ad. The whole reason I got married was to sleep naked! And the irony? Once you have kids that is no longer really an option. Kinda distracting to be getting little Billy a glass of water in the middle of the night when you are butt [...]

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Dude. Don’t leave me hangin.

That must have been some celebration.

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Makes perfect sense to John.

It wasn’t that John the Zoo Keeper didn’t like children… it’s just that he liked animals MORE.

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Just egging you on.

    If you think for even one minute the haute couture designers aren’t messing with their audience most of the time, just take a look at this jewel from the 2009 Milan Fashion Week.   I mean honestly- who would wear purple tights with pink shoes?

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Trying them on for size….

The women of the Wang family went together to get their mammograms. They sure lucked out when they discovered it was ‘Free Scarf’ day at the door. Grandma Wang thinks this might improve her popularity at her assisted living center. (Thanks Susan!)

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Dog Days of Summer

  The Smarmen brothers never explained how the dog died that summer, but it killed any chance for their pet sitting business to get off the ground.* (*My apologies for the puns in this post. I know they are cheap, immature comedy. But you know what? I can do whatever I want, you’re not the [...]

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The playground that just wouldn’t shut up.

On a local school playground, we found an insane amount of writing. Like subversive lecturing really. These poor kids, even at recess they are getting told about such annoying valuable concepts as cooperation, sportsmanship and teamwork. I mean really, is that like even applicable in today’s Darwinian battle for survival success? (insert comedic laughter here) [...]

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