Run, Sarah. Run!
While we're still not sure what newspapers and magazines she reguarly reads, we here at SPD say "Run, Sarah, Run!" Every magazine cover that she appears on creates controversy, and whenever we post a Sarah Palin item on the SPD site, traffic goes through the roof. So we think it's in the best interests of art directors everywhere that Sarah Palin run for President (please note that we said "run," not "win.") There won't be nearly as much fun graphic appeal in covers featuring Mitt Romney or Rick Perry (let alone Jon Huntsman), although, so far Michele Bachmann is proving to have some seriously fun(ny) cover potential. And unfortunately no editor would let any of us near what makes Rick Santorum a great cover subject.
Here's a look back at some notable Palin magazine covers from the past three years.
--Josh Klenert & Robert Newman
Newsweek, featuring Sarah Palin, July 19, 2011.
New York, featuring Sarah Palin, November 1, 2010
TIME, featuring Sarah Palin, Illustration by Tim O'Brien, December 20, 2010.
Bloomberg Businessweek, October 18, 2010.
New York, May 2010. Typography by Felix Sockwell.
TIME, featuring Sarah Palin, July 20, 2009.
Portfolio, April 2009
Newsweek, featuring Sarah Palin, photography by Nigel Parry, October 16, 2008.
The New Yorker, October 6, 2008. Illustration by Barry Blitt.
TIME, featuring Sarah Palin, September 15, 2008.