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Old 13 February 2015, 16:57   #1
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Amiga 500 on GD USA cover

I got home from work yesterday and found the latest issue of GD USA waiting for me (that's Graphic Design, by the way. Not the other popular phrase that 'GD' could stand for...). On the cover was a woman holding an Amiga 500.

I'll scan it in tonight, but you can see a smaller version of the cover here: http://gdusa.com/
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Old 13 February 2015, 20:33   #2
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It doesn't look 'wedgey' enough to me. Is it just my eyes? Cool stuff anyway. What's the context?
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Old 13 February 2015, 22:19   #3
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it does look somewhat flattened
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Old 14 February 2015, 01:15   #4
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The article's talking about up and coming designers, art directors and other creatives. It may look off because it's cropped and there's not a lot of contrast between the 500 and the white background.
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Old 14 February 2015, 02:55   #5
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Hmmm... it looks more like a C128. Could it be?

EDIT: no, sorry, very different from C128.
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Old 14 February 2015, 03:11   #6
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Hmmm... it looks more like a C128. Could it be?

EDIT: no, sorry, very different from C128.
From the small picture on the website I had that thought too because it looks thinner. I guess it is just the perspective...
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Old 14 February 2015, 15:44   #7
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When I look at the cover, I see the Commodore chickenhead, "Amiga" inscribed right above it and the traditional Delete/Help key pair. There's no card slot; I can faintly see the expansion bus cover seam. And the grill is too big for a 1200.
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Old 14 February 2015, 20:20   #8
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it is definitely an A500, but the lighting is very artistic. It might be photoshopped into the picture, of course, because they do that sometimes. So perhaps they tried to change the perspective and it came out looking a little flatter.
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Old 16 February 2015, 00:19   #9
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It's the one and only A500, why do people over analyze things. As to why it's on the cover is a mystery, but still good to see it showing up in places while most of the world is trying to bury the fact the Amiga existed.

It's not photoshopped, she is holding it. The brightness of the photo has removed the lines and indentations/shapes on the side at the front making it appear different.
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Cool magazine.

Here is a nicer image of the cover.
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Old 17 February 2015, 04:33   #11
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The woman who holds the Amiga is actually the subject of an article of this issue of the magazine, there's the same picture of her with the machine on the corresponding web version: http://gdusa.com/issue_2015/january/...ill_yoe_graves

No explanations about why she is holding it though and whether it was by our own choice or that of the photographer. She does seem to be an interesting and non conventional fellow though so maybe it's actually hers.
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Old 17 February 2015, 14:56   #13
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No explanations about why she is holding it though and whether it was by our own choice or that of the photographer. She does seem to be an interesting and non conventional fellow though so maybe it's actually hers.
There's only one reason why she's holding an Amiga 500 - because it's a damn cool computer?
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