“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” goes the old adage. And while this is all well and good in the fight against excessive superficiality and erroneous snap judgments, when it comes to magazines, all bets are off. And why not? Covers are meant to tease and tempt you into cracking the spine and flipping through, although some do it more successfully than others.
And these masterpieces deserve to be celebrated. To that end, we present the winners of the year, based on really serious categories, such as “Best Use of a Cat” and “Best Use of Céline Plaid.” Click through to see which titles took home an award.