New York Magazine Embraces Tiny Cover Type

05/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a big, bold, screaming headline, you found the cover line: "THE FACEBOOK REVOLT" over a shot of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. But then there's all sorts of tiny type all over the place! Right above the headline, there's a red starburst with a word that says "Fraud." It's readable, but small. The words surrounding it on either side--"Plus the Houdini of" and "By Robert Kolker"--are tinier still. How tiny? The letters weigh in somewhere between the size of a grain of sugar and a grain of kosher salt.

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