Apr 4, 2009

recession on mags

"The impact of the recession on fashion magazines has been severe, with some titles closing and others cutting back on staff and pages — or, in the case of Tar, a new indie arts biannual, half of Kate Moss’s face. The magazine, which will release its second issue on April 15, will undoubtedly draw attention for a cover image created by the artist Damien Hirst. It shows Ms. Moss with her skin pulled back to expose the muscle tissue along one side of her face. It is not the idealized cover image you might expect would help to sell a magazine, though the distortion is really not that different from the extreme retouching that routinely goes on at mainstream publications to make celebrities look “better,” only to make them look like aliens.."via nytimes/fashion&style

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