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14-09-2012
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Soon every single person who buys the mag will have their own personal cover.
I've always thought that - at some point - a magazine will produce a mirrored-effect cover, designed so that the reader can see themselves as the cover subject, as a post-modern commentary on celebrity and the elevation of ordinary people as fashion icons on the internet. Or something of that nature.

I always wondered if UK Vogue's Dec 1999 silver foil millennial cover was supposed to do that - reflect the reader's face - but I can't remember the press releases mentioning it as a reason for using the special paper.

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I'd rather get Kolfinna's cover than any of the supers. I am just not imagining those covers being very good.

I agree. She is stunning. I'm sure the supers covers will be nothing new.

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Kolfinna's cover is absolutely lovely, it's certainly striking. But the prospect of sixteen cover's is so daunting. Why do they need that many? I think I-D's magazine staff needs to learn that sometimes less is more. Plus, how do you create an iconic cover if you have sixteen different covers? In the end probably none of them will be truly memorable in the long run. Whereas if I-D produced one, maybe two covers people would be more likely to remember the issue and the cover.

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I've always thought that - at some point - a magazine will produce a mirrored-effect cover, designed so that the reader can see themselves as the cover subject, as a post-modern commentary on celebrity and the elevation of ordinary people as fashion icons on the internet. Or something of that nature.

I always wondered if UK Vogue's Dec 1999 silver foil millennial cover was supposed to do that - reflect the reader's face - but I can't remember the press releases mentioning it as a reason for using the special paper.
This is exactly that (referring to your first comment on the mirror cover effect on the readers). Actually Franca Sozzani said something like this last year if I remember; about the era where the readers want to see themselves as cover subjects.

You're also right on your second comment (about UK Vogue's 1999 cover). I remember reading and seeing a video of Alexandra Shulman editor of British Vogue talking about the idea of that cover to serve as a mirror and being the main reason to use such paper.

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Whenever I see i-D threads pop up, immediately I ask myself... "so, how many covers?" That being said, 16 is still quite a surprise! I also agree with commenters who say that less covers can be as good - if not better - than so many. Let's just hope that most of them deliver.

The Kolfinna cover is decent. Though, I think that the image seems more youthful and playful, and the description of "graceful" isn't a prefect fit.

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14-09-2012
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16 covers is just getting silly....If they want to do multiple covers then they should stick to about 2-4....But the best would be to just stick to 1 good cover so we don't have to worry about if we get a bad cover...

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totally 16 covers
I love Kolfinna's cover

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I love that Caroline Newell chose Margaret Howell.

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the thing that annoys me about the 16 covers is it'll be even harder to get the cover you want.

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Very cool cover! But I don't think there's any way to explain why you would need 16 covers.

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Jourdan Dunn, Karen Elson and Eddie Campbell are also on the cover.

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I like this one. It has this early 00s i-D vibe. The only thing that's bothering me is her last name. It's such a pain in the a** to spell.

And wow, this will be Karen Elson's first i-D cover if I'm not mistaken. Can't wait!

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Sixteen covers? Are they nuts??
In my opinion Kolfinna's cover could be the only one, it's amazing enough

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Kolfinna Kristófersdóttir by Boo George

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i literally thought the title said "by boy george"

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