Has everyone at Shape overdosed on endorphins? Folio points out that the October and November covers of the magazine are basically identical. (Seriously, the only difference is that Sheryl Crow's head is attached to the body on one and Heather Graham's face on the other.) Shape says it's just "a coincidence." We say they need some new ideas. [Folio]
Shape went through a (very) brief period where they widened the mag and had beautiful covers and foil-type lettering for the titles. It was an improvement over the already-nice covers they used to have. But it lasted about 3 months and then they took giant leaps backward and started using the cheese-y budge-y look they have now, and only using celebrities.
It used to be one of my favorite magazines back in college, back when the covers were pretty and inspiring, with actual "fitness models" (Gaby Reese, Yamila Diaz, Marisa Miller, etc). But it has become so visually unappealing lately. Almost as bad as Fitness.