THIS MAGAZINE COVER DESIGN IS AN ARTISTIC EXPRESSION DESIGNED TO CONVEY THE POWER OF THIS MOMENT.
Rolling Stone Magazine has always been an epicenter of popular culture in America and the West. It has captured some of the most iconic images and stories since its founding in 1967. Often, Rolling Stone has indicated a cultural shift, or new way of thinking, even before it is widely known to the rest of the world. Rolling Stone is one of the most recognizable magazines ever published. Imagine if they saw the cultural shift occurring in India today? Everyday small farmers are taking on a fascist government and are the last stand from a complete corporate takeover of Punjab, and as a result, all of India. Like so many cultural shifts that Rolling Stone has covered, India itself is in the middle of a major cultural pivot point where a quarter of the entire planet lives. Shall it become a country dominated by the fascist who want to see India ruled completely by far right ideology, or will it be a land with a wide range of practical beliefs and views? Will it be a land of master and subject, with Corporations dictating every aspect of people’s lives (from what we eat, to what we get paid, to where we live, etc) in order to maximize their power, or will it be a land where every individual has the opportunity to freely express themselves and access to a life free of tyranny? This magazine cover design is an artistic expression designed to convey the power of this moment and movement for generations to come. It is not a published cover, but a form of art.