Issue #9, Winter 1999
Art Director: Benjamin Shaykin
Illustrator: Andi Zeisler
Without celebrities or other recognizable figures on the cover, Bitch was from the start challenged to come up with concepts that would draw viewers' eyes to newsstands and provide a visual shorthand for the more nuanced topics tackled in the magazine's actual content. This early cover, one of the first after we began using full-color printing, used a classic, even cliché, visual cue—the Hoyle playing card, with its dual-natured royal figures—as a metaphor for modern feminist thought and activism.
Our 15th-anniversary series prints offer something for every taste. Featuring some of our favorite covers from Bitch's 15-year history, the limited-edition prints offer gorgeous photos, cool illustrations, nifty typography, and lots of color to perk up your living space. All 15 designs are archival giclee* prints on high-quality, heavy watercolor paper, and are suitable for framing. And if you just can't decide, maybe you need more than one — after all, they'll look pretty great hanging side by side.
*A very high-quality, archival inkjet print that creates very fine detail and vivid color, used by artists to reproduce work with a high degree of integrity to the original.
- Large image is a detail; small image represents actual print (click for larger view).
- 16 x 20 inches (fits in a standard frame)