Grow, Dammit, Grow!
The recession hasn't been great for the magazine business, let alone the design directors who have been charged with producing attractive covers on an unattractive topic. There are only so many ships you can show sinking, so many pictures of the Great Depression to recycle. Enter the Economist, which illustrated its special report on the world economy with its signature wit, reducing our crippled global financial system to a hair plug. Is the bald guy hopeful or desperate? A little bit of both, and the balance is just right. Extra points for swearing!