The finalists in the American Society of Magazine Editors best cover awards have been posted. Above are the 2008 Cover of the Year finalists: "Andy is 80", from Interview (June/July); "Eliot Spitzer's Brain" from New York (March 24);"Short Stance", from the New Yorker (October 8). The latter is by Canadian expat illustrator Barry Blitt.
Other best cover categories are celebrity, concept, fashion, leisure interest, news, service and coverlines. Finalists in all categories.
Winners will be announced October 6 at the American Magazine Conference (AMC).