Ah, our favorite nwktumblr feature is back: the also-rans! These are the alternate versions of our ’First Gay President’ Newsweek cover that were left on the cutting room floor.
Which one’s your favorite? Your tumblrs are really digging Oliver Munday’s #2, but also like the simplicity #6 (the quote over white) brings to the table.
Kind of digging the quote on white too.
The Paris office of controversial French newspaper Charlie Hebdo was firebombed early Wednesday, one day after the paper named the Prophet Muhammad the “editor-in-chief” of the latest issue and rechristened itself “Sharia Hebdo."
Above are four other controversial covers of the paper. You can check out a bunch more in our gallery.
Translations: Top left: “Wear the Burqa… Inside” (2010). Top right: “DSK for President” (2010). Bottom left: “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” (attacking a French station for picking up the American reality show, 2006). Bottom right: An Osama Bin Laden likeness proclaiming “Look, No Hands” in their Nov. 14th, 2001 issue.
Presenting the cover of our special commemorative Steve Jobs issue. Dirk Barnett, Newsweek’s Creative Director, describes the choice:
We found this amazing photo in the Newsweek archives—famed fashion photographer Hiro photographed Steve Jobs for Newsweek in 1983. We felt this was a timeless ode to a business and cultural icon.
What do you think?