“We changed everything” -Samantha Barry
Whenever magazines get new editors, the new editor almost always roles out a redesign of the publication to put their stamp on it and to mark the “beginning of a new era”. This is currently the case at Conde Nast’s much loved beauty brand Glamour Magazine under new editor in chief Samantha Barry. Ms. Barry who cames from a social media heavy background was brought in as longtime Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive’s replacement and yes she arrived under some scrutiny because of her non magazine background. But that’s just it. This is exactly why she was brought in, because of non magazine background. Now a few months in, Ms. Barry has made her biggest move as Glamour’s new editor and spearheaded a radical redesign of the magazine. Gone is the classic thick smooth Glamour logo and pink hues. In its place is a new slimmer drop shadow logo that looks like it would be better suited for a men’s magazine. On the inaugural cover (The Money Issue) is actress Melissa McCarthy. But with all redesigns some readers are not happy and some are excited. After Glamour posted the cover on its Instagram feed, followers began weighing in on the redesign. Here are some comments by followers/readers about the redesign:
dj1028I’m a graphic designer and this is possibly the ugliest magazine cover I’ve ever seen. You didn’t have to tell us your new editor-in-chief has no print experience…one look at this cover makes that obvious.
molyemWhoaaa! Excited to flip through the new look! 💕
gaelliott1One of the most visually interesting covers I have seen anywhere in a longer time—good work and love Melissa!
dav.eb.nwThis is not cute
nsalad1What happened to the masthead?! No!!!!!!!
atorres092Oh, I don’t like that new cosmo logo…..
“The best thing I could have ever done was struggle until I was 30. I think entitlement is a really, really scary thing to possess.” Melissa McCarthy is one of the highest paid women in Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t have to work for it. Tap the link in bio to hear our May cover star get candid about her early financial struggles, salary negotiations, and why she treats every job like it’s her last.
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