15 September 2009
Maggies Awards nominees for 2009
I'll begin by admitting I didn't even know there were Maggie Awards (for the best magazine covers in the U.K.) until I saw a gallery of the finalists in the Guardian today.
Embedded above are some of the selections. I have previously admitted in this blog to a certain degree of what we might call artistic insensitivity re modern art; I suppose I will now need to do the same for the realm of graphic design.
I don't understand why these covers are nominees for the best of the year in their respective categories. They appear to my eye to be just another group of the cluttered, visually unappealing covers that one sees every week in the rack by the grocery store checkout line.
I'm not mocking the award or the artists. I just don't get it...