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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Readers Digest was founded in 1922 and grew into the nations most popular general interest magazine, but Mary Berner, the CEO of the family orientated publishing company, has found a tough row to hoe. Advertising dollars are trending away from print as traditional media is loosing market share. Yesterday the publisher announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

For years, the highlight of going to the dentist or doctors office was picking up the Digest in the waiting room to see the C.F. Payne illustrations on the back covers.

4 Comments
  1. August 18, 2009 -

    I always wanted to illustrate for Readers Digest. It seems that more and more illustration friendly publications are going under or just can't afford to include art anymore. I really like the eyes on this one.

  2. August 18, 2009 -

    You, me and countless other illustrators who were introduced to illustration as children leafing through the Digest.

  3. August 19, 2009 -

    This is weird, I thought Readers' Digest was practically a national landmark or something. I hope the National Geographic is safe.

  4. October 28, 2009 -

    Same helpful dispatch but there are some burden where I resolve not agree. But overall its very good.