In an earlier post, I talked a little about regional magazines, their covers and food (Food On The Cover) . My obsession with regional titles continues in part because so often they feature a part of the country I’d like to experience close up for more than the time it takes to complete a business meeting or a quick weekend holiday. If you follow regional publishers closely, you do sometimes wonder if they had all attended the same CRMA or IRMA workshops. But because each editor and art director is different, and each region is different, you’re always going to find that \”One of These Things is Not Like The Other\”
Not every city and regional magazine does a “Best of” issue. They will often skip a year, only do “Best Restaurants” or “Top Docs” or even “Best Lawyers”. Pittsburgh Magazine, and a few other publishers do a “Forty under Forty” which even though I’m no longer under forty, is a pretty neat idea.
While checking the racks and feeds, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite “Best of” the “Best of” covers in recent months:
The old saying, you can’t judge a book by its cover is eternally true. But it does help, doesn’t it. The same holds true of magazines.