The New Magazine Cover Aesthetic: Scare Us

This week’s New York magazine, which follows in the footsteps of this month’s Wired:

Which is not altogether dissimilar from this New York Times Magazine cover:

Scary? Yup. Unnecessary close-ups? Sure. Will we be seeing more of these? You bet.

EARLIER: Al Gore and Wired‘s Art Director Ruin My Grape Nuts

The above covers, in scarier size: