GQ's comedy issue cover is an intentionally-'shopped winner


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/17/gqs-comedy-issue-cover-is-an.html


#2

I appreciate that they went the extra kilometre to make the errors just subtle enough to take a second or two to realise. And blatant enough that they are glaringly obvious and over the top that we see it’s a lampoon.


#3

I thought it was great but then the hand at the bottom right made me laugh out loud.


#4

Yep, visual comedy is a surprisingly difficult medium - you really have to predict where and how the reader’s eyes will travel, which is really non-intuitive and tricky to guide. But they pulled it off, so kudos to them!


#5

It really is masterfully executed. Whoever made this (or whatever team) is Our Generation’s M.C.Escher.

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But instead of a ball, the ball is memes


#6

HANDS DOWN our best comedy issue ever. Get it?


#7

Hold on, I’m going to try something.

Ok, on a scale of 0 to 1, how many times did your head just explode? Be honest!


#8

Fucking brilliant, I’d say. Head dutifully exploded…