10 Jul 2012

US magazine cover designed in NZ

10:48 pm on 10 July 2012

The latest cover of Newsweek magazine in the United States was designed by a group of New Zealand students.

The 9 July edition was done by three designers from the Otago University student magazine Critic, after its covers were displayed on a German magazine website blog and seen by US editors.

The cover features a splintered image of a woman wearing headphones under the headline ''i-Crazy - Panic. Depression. Psychosis. How connection addition is rewiring our brains''.

Newsweek has a circulation of 1.5 million copies and claims 14 million readers.

Critic editor Joe Stockman says working on the cover and reaching so many readers is a dream come true.