Fortune 500 rejected cover

The May issue of Fortune magazine is its annual issue on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations.

This year the magazine commissioned Chicago illustrator and graphic novelist Chris Ware to draw the cover for the special issue, then rejected his submission.

Click on this and then click to enlarge to see his submission.

It was a great illustration. While Fortune’s reason for rejecting it was obvious, I hope it is made available as a poster.

Click on this to see the unimaginative cover Fortune did run.
Click on this for a retrospective on Fortune 500 covers.

Click on this for background on Chris Ware.

P.S. (7/23/10)

Click on this for a slide show.

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