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newsweek:

Welcome to our first edition of the Newsweek also-rans, a brand new nwk tumblr feature from our friends in the art department!

Here’s Dirk Barnett, Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Creative Director:

Every week we produce anywhere from 10-20 different cover ideas until we settle on what works best or as the story develops, so at the end of each week we wind up with a proverbial wastebasket full of scrapped concepts. 

The week’s cover, “The Politics of Sex,” is a perfect example to kick this off. These directions are a combination of ideas generated in-house and commissions to various illustrators, designers, studios, ad agencies, etc. This week, we tapped the creative minds at ad agency Hill Holiday and the design studio Dress Code, as well as renowned book designer Rodrigo Corral. Take a look at what’s left on our cutting room floor this week. Enjoy!

Here’s the cover that made newsstands this week. Which of the also-rans is your favorite?

[Design credits, from top left: Dress Code, Dress Code, Hill Holiday, Hill Holiday, Hill Holiday, Rodrigo Corral, Rodrigo Corral]

This is really good creative and edgy

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In a 180-degree turn from 2012’s spunky Tan­ger­ine Tango, the Pan­tone Color Insti­tute intro­duced Emer­ald as its color of 2013 “to pro­mote bal­ance and harmony.” Cit­ing gem­stones, the envi­ron­ment, and the asso­ci­a­tion of green with…

Pantone Announces 2013 Color of the Year: 17-5641 Emerald
Olivia Martin, dwell.com

In a 180-degree turn from 2012’s spunky Tan­ger­ine Tango, the Pan­tone Color Insti­tute intro­duced Emer­ald as its color of 2013 “to pro­mote bal­ance and harmony.” Cit­ing gem­stones, the envi­ron­ment, and the asso­ci­a­tion of green with…