270141620_628fbd0efbAnd are there rules for a good cover image? Dick Stolley, People magazine’s founding editor, cited this mantra in 1974:

“Young is better than old.
Pretty is better than ugly.
Rich is better than poor.
Movies are better than music.
Music is better than television.
Television is better than sports
. . . and anything is better than politics.”

(Image: flickr.com. Illustrations have been largely replaced by photos as cover imagery since the 1950s. Not the NQ though – we like our visual arts.)