How different is graphic design in the United States from the rest of the world?
This week, TIME Magazine’s US cover features a story about whether or not the Bible should be taught in school. It’s international editions feature a different story however — that of Talibanistan.
Apparently Rick Stengel et al. believe the US cover will make a better newsstand impression.
These TIME cover designs (below) follow a similar episode from October of last year. The international Newsweek community were reading about the rise of Jihadistan. The US readers were perusing an exclusive on Annie Leibovitz titled ‘My Life in Pictures’.
The covers came in for some criticism on Huffington Post (update: link since broken and removed).
Do you think TIME should be criticised?
Read the full article at the following link from Eat The Press: TIME Joins Newsweek In Thinking That Americans Really, Really Don’t Care About Afghanistan (update: link since broken and removed).
Update: 28 November 2011
TIME magazine covers: worldwide differences.