I picked TIME because I have always liked the cover design for this magazine.  I think this particular image is successful because it embodies the image of Mrs. Obama.  It’s simple and has only one caption for the main story: The Meaning of Michelle.  I like that the photography is up-close and focuses just on her face.  She is gazing right at us.  It also seems like a natural shot, which coincides with the idea of the article, getting an inside look at Michelle Obama.  The typography is classic; the all-caps headline on the cover and the red outline  are distinctly TIME magazine.  I like that information is included in small print above the magazine title and fits perfectly into 3 columns.  This is different than how most magazines organize information on the cover so that it is large and surrounds the image.

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