This magazine is absolutely gorgeous.  Finally, a publication that encompasses the spirit of the books, not the actors and commercialism.  The design works for many reasons.  First, the beautiful illustration by Marie Grand Pre is full of color and is bound to attract attention.  I’m sure this was the only magazine on the rack that didn’t have a photo of a celebrity on the cover.  Second, there is only one headline and it is tucked neatly under Harry’s head.  The emphasis is on ‘Harry Potter’ so the reader knows exactly what he or she is getting.  The Time logo reflects the warm yellows and oranges coming out of the book and also stands out against the night sky and Harry’s black hair.  The art direction here is perfect because the type doesn’t clutter the artwork.  The illustration is the star of this cover, rightfully so.

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