I love the New York Times on Sunday. It comes with a magazine. It is one of my graphic-design-inspirational-cesspools for visual and written discourse. My favorite section was discontinued, True Life Tales, which was always an engaging narrative paired with an appropriate illustraion. Why it is gone, I don't know. However, NYT Sunday Magazine still comes with interesting articles, photos and illuatrations. The specialty issues are particularily fantastic, and usually relate to every design field and beyond-from architecture to fashion; travel to sustainablility. I subscribe, save, and share them.
For graphic design students, the clean fresh layouts and iconography, as well as illustraions are handy study tools-to see how the pros are doing it out there among to general American public, (outside of the design and art world, I mean). I could do without the lame advertisements-which look like fecal matter scattered among egyptian cotton bed sheets. But the magazine would probably cost $30 bucks a pop without them.
This drawing was from one of my favorite articles ever written "Guns and Yoga" by Patton Oswald. I think it's a refreshing and whimsical picture-very simple and clear as to the theme of the article. It is a lovely example of 'less is more'.