More Inspiration, or....?????
Meanwhile, a commenter to the original post pointed us to another example of Seattle magazine being "inspired" by New York. See Seattle's 2010 cover here, and the "original" New York cover from 2009 here.
(Above): Billboard, August 23, 2008. Mediaweek, June 14, 2010.
Do you have your own examples of cover inspiration, homage, or just plain rip-off? Send them to us and we'll be glad to post them. We love inspiration and homages, especially when credit is respectfully (or playfully) given. Some of us would be in a lot of trouble if we got busted every time we were "inspired" by another piece of work!