What makes a cover?

At first glance, the white September 2001 The New Yorker flag starkly contrasts the black, and each letter can be seen from a distance. It’s award-winning simplistic, moody design set it apart from the rest. The moment someone picks up the cover. The front page is monochrome, and two jet black blocks are in the centre of the page. The block on the left has a skinny antenna that stretches across the ‘W’ in the title.

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