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Otago students design Newsweek cover

Otago students design Newsweek cover

Staff from Critic, the student magazine of the Otago University Student Association, scored a dream gig producing a cover for Newsweek after one of their previous issues was featured on Coverjunkie.

Otago students design Newsweek coverEditor Joe Stockman and designers Sam Stuchbury and Sam Clark were the design minds behind the cover of the latest Newsweek, illustrating a story about digital overload with an image of a screaming person.

Stockman says the image sought to invoke the weight of societal pressure on the individual, and its fracturing effect on the psyche.

"Working with a title like Newsweek is a bit of a dream come true. To get to reach so many millions of readers with one of your images is incredible," Stockman says.

Newsweek is the second highest circulating magazine in the US, and reaches 14 million readers a week in America alone.

Newsweek contracted Critic after the cover of their June 4 issue was picked up by Dutch blog Coverjunkie, which profiles magazine covers from around the world (including a few Idealog covers).

 Stockman told the Otago Daily Timeshe couldn't say how much they were paid by Newsweek.

"We weren't working for free, but it's not going to change our lifestyles or anything like that," he says.