What bull run?!

Today’s covers tell me things are looking up with the market. Who knew?! The Economist and Barron’s both have very nice images to illustrate the situation of things seeming good, but with the possibility that it’s just an illusion hiding something even worse. I think these covers are pretty amazing in that they capture pretty much everything in one symbolic swoop.

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Picturing the recession – bu$ine$$ periodicals part II

(I’m porting this post, and others, over from my old blog because I want my obsession with journals to be all in one place on the internet)

Is your money sinking in shark-infested waters?
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Are you running from a blood-red tsunami?

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Perhaps a tornado of pink slips?
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Or is it just your computer that’s sinking?
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No, I’ve got it now…your head’s in a vice!
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Or maybe just your stack of cheese?
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What’s that? You tried to jump-start your carefully hoarded pile of dollar bills….
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…it caused a lightning bolt to travel through your power lines…
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and now your cash is just burning! burning!
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Try not to panic.
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If you find yourself the victim of crippling insomnia…
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Just remember, it could be worse.
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Think of happy things, like hopscotch.
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I was going to do another Bu$ine$$ periodicals Hall of Shame, but the economy has lead to so many deliciously metaphorical covers that I couldn’t just focus on the horribly designed ones (though many of them are here. Even Business Week makes this quasi-Hall of Shame because of the un-originality of its use of Munch.)

Bu$ine$$ periodicals hall of shame

(I’m porting this post, and others, over from my old blog because I want my obsession with journals to be all in one place on the internet)

I can’t stand it any longer.  I have to share some of the choice covers that show up on the periodicals I display (against my will) and shelve each day.  You’d think that in a field that includes marketing, things like this wouldn’t happen:

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You gotta love the literal translation of text into images.  Not only is Main St. sinking….it’s taking the former U.S. comptroller general with it!!?!

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Best’s is always good for the floating heads, and the real unflattering pictures of people.

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That’s from the cover of this month’s The Region / Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  “Hey, stand by these evergreens and look like you’re in the middle of saying something, okay?”

And the all-time winner of shame is….

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I wanted to include NPA Magazine, but could’nt find any cover images for it.  Instead, my search for it brought me to:

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http://www.purebredpigeon.com/