This may well be the best inaugural cover yet for a U.S. quarterly print edition of Time Out magazine.
In support of the cheeky retro-Polaroid composition, the editors have layered in captions that feature full-on Philly speak. ‘THE ORIGINAL GAYBORHOOD, THANK YOU VERY MUCH,’ reads one cover-line caption, below a picture of a rainbow-colored crosswalk. ‘BEST STREET ART IN THE U.S. (DON’T EVEN TRY TO ARGUE.)’ crows another.
From today’s announcement:
Time Out Philadephia’s content team collaborated on unique features with several veteran Philadelphia arts and culture writers including food writer Drew Lazor, music writer Patrick Rapa, long-time theater critic David Fox and humorist/culture writer Monica Weymouth.
Serving editor is Josh Middleton, a 2010 Temple University grad who has worked in the past as an editor at both Philadelphia magazine and Philadelphia City Paper. Copies of Time Out Philadelphia will be handed out Aug. 23-24 in Center City and the launch party Aug. 31 at The Field House will; feature music by Pennsylvania band Go Go Gadjet.