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Yeah, but the cover of a magazine isn't art. It's about design and creating a sales tool. For me, and most of my snobby friends, a giant bug on the cover says, "I'm a magazine for 12 year olds in 1956." If they were going for pulp irony, why not go all the way and design the cover to look like a Campbell-era issue of Astounding? If they were going forgiant bug allure, well, fuck it.
I definitely think that magazine covers can be art. After all, ideally at least, art and commerce aren't mutually exclusive. That said, SF mags aside, not many magazines feature original cover illustrations, and I might be less enthusiastic about including the bad photoshop cut'n'paste covers in the 'art' bracket.