George Lois Is No Fan of David Granger’s Esquire Covers

George Lois, the legendary and former Esquire art director, is not a big fan of Esquire‘s covers today.

“They’re just as bad as everybody else’s,” he told the Observer‘s Irina Aleksander this week. “They all believe in showing the most famous actor and that’s incredibly stupid. You go to the newsstand and all the magazines have headshots with ten or twelve blurbs all over it. It’s a cacophony of celebrities and blurbs. It’s terrible. They don’t even try to do anything great.”

What about the iPad? Can magazine covers look as beautiful on the Wonderful Magical Jesus Tablet? “It’s so different on the screen. It’s the difference between looking at a woman and having sex with her.”