"Sports Illustrated Swimsuit" for 2016 with three covers, VR content and Google cardboard glasses (video)

This year,” Sports Illustrated swimsuit “(Sports Illustrated magazine’s annual Swimsuit Special) hit newsstands in the United States on Monday.

The current edition of the cult publishing house, which has appeared on the market since 1964, contains several novelties. The first of these is the fact that three versions of the magazine with three different covers went on sale. On each of them was placed a photo of another model-Ronda Rousey, Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson. This is the first case in the history of the magazine-earlier editions offered only one cover option.

The second innovation introduced by the publisher” Sports Illustrated swimsuit ” is the inclusion of materials produced in virtual reality technology. They were shot with the participation of three models who appeared on the covers of previous editions of the magazine-Nina Agdal, Irina Shayk and Hannah Davis. The materials were created during a special session organized in the Dominican Republic.

As in the case of the cover here, readers will also have a choice-they can buy a basic version of the vintage for $ 7.99 or a premium edition, which includes Google Cardboard VR glasses. In the release, the publisher reveals that 500 thousand were sent for distribution. copies of Sports Illustrated swimsuit with goggles. He also points out that buying a copy in the basic version does not deprive readers of the possibility of receiving VR content – they can use any other glasses built on the same principle as Google Cardboard. According to the announcement, there are 11 VR materials in the set with the number. More are to be made available on the website and in the special application” Sports Illustrated swimsuit ” in the coming weeks.

The current edition of” Sports Illustrated swimsuit ” is unique not only because of the multiplicity of covers and VR content. In one of the ads on the pages of the magazine appears 56-year-old Nicola Griffin-the oldest model in the history of the magazine.

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