Thanks to Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue, February has become the most anticipated month of all for most guys out there. Much to the world's surprise, Barbie made the cover wrap of this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, sparking a whole lot of debate from some concerned parents and outraged women. Regardless, the concept behind this particular Sports Illustrated cover is clever in that it connects the history of real-life models with Barbie's story.

Other magazines like Holland Herald also incorporated unconventional mediums into their covers, depicting common household objects and metalwork. On the other hand, magazines like Lucky Peach employed mostly illustration. All in all, it was a month of originality and bold moves. Check out the Coolest Magazine Covers of February 2014.

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