Another "Inspiration?" Cover

Another Sharp-eyed (and obsessive) Seattle Met magazine art director Benjamen Purvis submits this latest in our ongoing "Inspiration, or.....???" series. The cover on the left is from New York magazine's Cheap Eats issue, from July-August 2007. The cover on the right is from St. Louis magazine's Cheap Eats issue, June 2009.



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Eat Cheap Eats  New York / Time Out New York
  • Josh Klenert

    Wow! I want to know sales data on "Cheap Eats" vs "Eat Cheap"

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  • @adambanksdotcom

    Trippelgänger! I knew Roger Black's Ready-Media would risk new magazines looking like each other, but do they have to look like old magazines too?

    http://www.spd.org/2010/07/just-add-water.php#comment-1319

    Wonder if Roger was involved with either of the "originals". Given his prolificity, maybe he did all three :)

  • Nancy Stamatopoulos

    Yummy covers...but pretty easy to "make your own" without the duplication. (Did they really have to use a BURGER again?)

  • Jeremy LaCroix

    C'mon... gee whiz!

    I think it's pretty obvious that the St Louis Cover is GRASS FED BEEF as opposed to that store bought beef on the NY mag cover... which by the way is barely visible underneath all those condiments... reminds me of that ol' commercial from my choldhood "Where's the Beef?"

    If that's not enough originality for you the St Louis crew also added a SUPER CUTE doggy in the upper right corner...always a crowd pleaser!

    Seriously though I do like the way his little paws cradle the top of the s!

    (It's all about the details folks.)

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