50 best magazine covers: the tatler w/ vivenne westwood
October 15, 2010, 10:17 pm
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the tatler, april, 1989. vivienne westwood dressed as margaret thatcher!


50 best magazine covers: charles manson
August 24, 2010, 4:47 am
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life magazine, december 19th, 1969 with charles manson

pictomat is off to l.a.!

50 notes for 2010: obama & the mosque, 50 best magazine covers
August 17, 2010, 12:30 am
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new yorker, november 17, 2009. design: bob staake, graphic designer. born: los angeles, california (1957)

pictomat showed a later bob staake cover last month, but figured it was high time to show his best new yorker front sleeve today. why? because, the hope, the excitement, and the glamour of oboma’s election is lying in tatters around us. pictomat feels some to much of the not so recent inflammatory dislike of the man comes down to one thing. pictomat won’t mention it because it is overly obvious.

however, pictomat wants to salute our president for taking a clear stand on the brouhaha surrounding building a mosque near the site of the world trade center in nyc (and that thanks goes you too, mayor bloomberg). what kind of country would this be without our cherished right to belong to any or no religion? and why in the world would it matter where a house of worship was placed?

one second thought, pictomat imagines it would be the same kind of country that lets voters determine the rights of whether people be treated equally and fairly. that, however requires another post.

let’s try and remember why we build memorials to our greatest leaders, and why in november of 2009 that reflecting pool in front of the lincoln memorial looked so peaceful and seemed to represent a nation that had put some the unpleasant parts if its past in the past. let’s see if other leaders can put political expediency behind and sit as tall as that grand man does in his temple in washington d.c.

50 best magazine covers
July 7, 2010, 4:04 am
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new yorker, july 5, 2010 (“after escher: gulf sky and water”). design:¬†bob staake, graphic designer. born: los angeles, california (1957)

the new yorker is so well known for their consistently great covers featuring some of the best illustrators in the biz. staake is not one of the more  prominent providers. he has done one other arresting cover for the new yorker that came the week obama won the election. that will show up here soon enough. just be patient.