Take a closer look at the headlines on this faux-magazine cover and prepare to have a good laugh…
Writer Spoofs “Cosmopolitan” Magazine Cover
A well-known writer and illustrator has created a fake magazine cover poking fun at some of the ridiculous headlines and topics often covered in popular women’s magazines like Cosmo, Teen Vogue and others.
A hilarious parody of Cosmopolitan and other women’s magazines, entitled “Average Women’s Magazine Cover,” is making the online rounds, and for good reason.
Created in 2010 by writer and illustrator Brendan McGinley, it resurfaced this week on Twitter, and if you’ve ever seen a real Cosmo cover, you’ll appreciate it.
Right down to the font, the spoof nails the publication’s layout and its obsession with splashing SEX on the cover as many times as humanly possible.
Features all-caps, bold headlines like “Overanalyzing” and “The Shame & Guilt Issue,” McGinley takes a funny, not subtle swipe at actual publications.
NAKED. It may not apply at all, but they’re required to use that word.
Turning to Cosmopolitan for advice on sex, relationships, body image and women’s health (mental and physical)? A dubious proposition at best.
From its awesome Christina Hendricks subheading to teasers like “Lose 30 lbs Fast, Chop Off Your Leg!”, it’ll make you think twice about such magazines.
Pretty funny stuff, right?