May 18, 2015

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Rafael Esquer

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The Best Magazine Covers of the Year!

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Cover of the Year and News and Politics Winner: The New Yorker, December 8, 2014, Broken Arch Last Wednesday, the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) honored the best magazine covers produced in 2014. The Best Cover Contest recognizes magazines published between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014. Editors, …

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Cover of the Year and News and Politics Winner: The New Yorker, December 8, 2014, Broken Arch

Last Wednesday, the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) honored the best magazine covers produced in 2014. The Best Cover Contest recognizes magazines published between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014. Editors, art directors and photography editors choose the winners of the ASME Best Cover Awards, including the Cover of the Year.

The New Yorker’s “Broken Arch,” published on December 8, 2014, was named ASME’s Cover of the Year. The illustration was developed by Bob Staake, and is a topical nod to the events that occurred in Ferguson, Mo. last year.

Bob Staake, the artist behind the overall winner has a personal connection to the illustration.
“I lived in St. Louis for 17 years, moving there from Los Angeles,” he tells The Washington Post. “It’s a beautiful city, but it didn’t take me long for me to perceive its ‘ugly’ racial underbelly—which is not uncommon in many other major American cities,” Staake adds.

Other publication winners include The New York Times Magazine, Harpers Baazar, Men’s Health and The Atlantic among others.

Other categorical winners are:
Sports and Adventure: ESPN The Magazine, October 13, 2014
Fashion and Beauty: Harper’s Bazaar, March 2014
Business and Technology: The Atlantic, November 2014
Family and Home: FamilyFun, August 2014
Entertainment and Celebrity: The New York Times Magazine, September 14, 2014
Science and Nature: New York, June 9-15, 2014
Lifestyle: Men’s Health, November 2014
Brainiest: Bloomberg Businessweek, August 4, 2014
Most Delicious: Bon Appétit, June 2014

We selected our top seven favorites. You can check out all the winners and runner ups here.

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Fashion and Beauty Winner: Harper’s Bazaar, March 2014, Lady Gaga
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Brainiest Winner: Bloomberg Businessweek, August 4-10, 2014, Coke Finally Admits It Has a Fat Problem–And a Plan to Fix It (Photo illustration by Justin Metz)
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Science and Nature Winner: New York, June 9-15, 2014, Health
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Sports and Adventure Winner: ESPN The Magazine, October 13, 2014, Derek Jeter
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Entertainment and Celebrity Winner: The New York Times Magazine, September 14, 2014, The Culture Issue

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