Keylolo’s VIBE Cover is Icy-Hot!

keyshiacolecover1.jpgIt is only right that the "new" era of Keyshia Cole would inspire, on some level, a VIBE cover to ether all recent VIBE covers. It has always been our silent campaign for more Black music and entertainment mags to experiment with design, color and typography, just to give their print product that extra POP! Granted, the cover may not be all that for some of us cynics, but it stands heads and shoulders above simply tacking some bold letters and coverlines over a basic photograph that is simply re-touched and otherwise left alone. In an age where many have prematurely written print media's obituary, it behooves any magazine to take advantage of the medium. The days of breaking news and gossip in monthlies are over. Using the traditional, tangible paper product to do something artistic might be the last effort to preserve these brands and keep their audience on deck. The reason for this breakthrough, sadly, has more to do with this being VIBE's "style issue," which heralds a return to the norm come April. It's bittersweet, but kudos nonetheless. [VIBE]


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  1. i'm feeling it...something different..

  2. I'm one of those people who loves design and all things related. I'm really liking this cover. I might just have to buy my first issue of Vibe soon...

  3. Just when I was ripping them for putting Plies on the cover...

  4. Its a beautiful cover, but I wish that the CONTENTS of the magazine was just as good. Vibe used to be THE magazine to read for as movie is concerned right up there with Rolling Stone and Spin (lord I miss when Kevin Powell and Dream Hampton was writing. Now they dont even do music reviews anymore. How can you be a music magazine and don't do music reviews anymore?

  5. I know they have to sell mags but dam, can they find someone else to put on their covers???

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    This cover is ridiculous in the best possible way.

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    Ummm.. Cole's last album had cuts, and was better than a lot of the other chicks in her lane . Sure it was the producers, writters and live strings on every other track.. but lets get real here, Vibe aint what it used to be and this aint Rolling Stone. Let her get the cover, she's been looking super fresh as of late.

  8. Vibe is a mess... They need to bring Emil B. Wilbikin back, but he is over at Giant now. VIBE hasn't been the same since Mimi and then Danyel took over. They used to do the bomb articles!!! Not only on musicians but on so much more.... I predict VIBE's days are numebered if they don't get it together.


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