Earlier this month at a panel discussion at FIT, New York Magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Moss fretted about the magazine’s upcoming 40th Anniversary Issue cover. Referring to Esquire‘s 75th Anniversary publicity stunt-cum-new-new thing digital cover, Mr. Moss said:
So, how did that cover turn out?
This week’s issue sports an austere skyline photograph by Jay Maisel that the magazine’s table of contents explains is a “Reproduction of the original photograph for the first issue of New York Magazine.” The cover flap folds out, allowing for an extra few inches of skyline inside.
In a letter from the editor, Mr. Moss explains:
Sure, it’s not electric, but it works.