This video shows the theoretical Mag+ graphical e-reader in action. I think the designers are still too sentimental about print media (the big glossy covers on magazines were designed to attract your eye while you’re looking at a crowded newsstand – so what purpose does a “cover” serve if there is no news-stand?) but it still looks pretty cool. And there are some compelling user interface ideas.
And while we may never stop loving a handsomely bound graphic novel – this might offers a glimpse into the future of comics and art books.