Are you @#$%*! kidding me? Well trust me I wont be buying this issue of POP it has Britney on the cover and it looks like a Japanese magazine's font got mixed in with this mags normal front type. I can't even possible fathom how anyone would walk past it in a book shop and want to buy the magazine since it looks like a little kid magazine.
I gasped when I saw Britney written on the title of the thread, she's one of the rare celebrities I've always appreciated and supported (for some reasons ). Although she has never struck me as relevant fashion-wise, I'd rather see her over any other "style icon" who has countlessly had her face plastered over the cover of a fashion magazine.
As for the covers in themselves, I'm literally appalled at so much tackiness involved for the sake of making them eye-catchy. Seeing this actually prompts me to revise my opinion as to US Vogue and its generic covers... at least they're not as off-putting as those two.
I really don't understand some of the comments. Isn't the whole point that it's tacky, poppy, overloaded and resembles an Asian teenage magazine...? I'm pretty sure that's the exact thing they're aiming for, especially by featuring Britney..
I think this is so utterly genius! The idea of stylizing the cover to look like an Japanese fan-zine sort of magazine is great. Murakami might not be the most original choice, but the weight of his work in that "world" is undeniable. I love this!