We confess that we cancelled our subscription to 02138 magazine shortly after the September/October 2007 issue’s cover photo of a seemingly dyspeptic/vaguely menacing Al Gore (pictured at right) gave us terrible nightmares, many of them involving Carl Sagan. But today’s news that Pentagram’s Luke Hayman will be leading a redesign of the magazine for and about Harvard alumni is enough to convince us to find it in our Crimson-bleeding hearts to resubscribe.
And there’s more. Legendary art director George Lois has been tapped to create the cover for the winter 2008 re-launch issue, which will feature a managerial and editorial changing of the guard to go along with the artistic one. Jamie Hooper, a veteran of The New Yorker and Maxim, and founder of Giant, will serve as publisher/CEO while David Blum, former editor of the New York Press and The Village Voice, will take on the role of 02138 editor-in-chief. We’re offering our congrats by dispatching to each of their offices messenger penguins bearing pints of Cambridge’s finest ice cream.