Recently, many social media posts and online community boards have been discussing the cover of TIME collector’s edition that features BTS in full color. While although being the on the cover for this special edition is an amazing accomplishment, some fans felt that they could have done a better job at designing the cover.
— andrea ♡s bts⁷ (@blackxagustd) July 22, 2020
Fans couldn’t help but wonder why the saturation of the images were so strong and why they cropped the members from different photos to create the cover.
graphic design is my passion. saturation is my weapon of choice
— CHECK PINNED PLS ⁷ (@95zers) July 22, 2020
Fans were able to pinpoint which photos they cropped the images from to create the cover as well.
— 𝓶𝓲𝓴𝓲 ⁷⟭⟬ (@viinterchild) July 22, 2020
Look I could be tripping but the outfits look familiar, Hobi’s suit is from the Variety’s hitmakers and so does Namjoon‘s and Jin’s, JK is from Good morning America, Tae is form I heart radio jingle ball, I don’t remember Jimin’s and Yoongi maybe it’s from radio Disney 😅
— ⟭⟬ Selenamonitor ⁷ 🐋💜 ⟬⟭ (@selenamonitor) July 22, 2020
Some even felt that this might be unofficial and that something else might come out instead.
So is this like, unofficial? They did say exclusive interviews but maybe recycled interviews bc they already had them before
— Soleil⁷ ☀️ (@SoleilShadow) July 22, 2020
But when checking out the Aladin website, it revealed that the ‘Collector’s TIME Edition: BTS The K-Pop Band That Conquered the World: The Music, The Life, The Phenomenon+Exclusive Interviews’ was being sold online for 25,500 KRW (~$21.36 USD).
The summary for the magazine on the website read: “TIME BTS Conquers the World is a must-read publication for fans of the globe’s most popular band, BTS. Featuring an interview with the musicians, spectacular photographs and original art of each member of the band – RM, J-Hope, V, Suga, Jimin, Jungkook, and Jin. This 96-page full-color special edition explores into band’s music and videos, the fiercely loyal fans who call themselves ARMY, the history of K-pop and other boy bands who have topped the charts over the years.”
Even though the magazine is for sale online in Korea, fans are still hoping for an official statement regarding this from Big Hit Entertainment.
THE COVER IS SO CLAPPED , I REALLY HOPE ITS NOT GOING TO BE REAL COVER
— ⟭⟬Diksha⁷🐳ᵇᵗˢ~YOUR EYES TELL~ (@diksha7bts) July 22, 2020
the cover. just nod and smile yall pic.twitter.com/n1sHa1gwT6
— ⟭⟬ 🦋⁷ ⟬⟭ (@odettae_) July 22, 2020
Who did the cover? I just want to talk pic.twitter.com/vEwQcIv47n
— yunkisshadow ⟭⟬⁷ (@yunkisshadow) July 22, 2020
If the photos inside are like this too…
— Nini 💜 BTS ⁷ (@NiniTheOutcast) July 22, 2020
What do you think of the cover? Let us know your thoughts and if you would purchase one for your collection!