How boring, right? Not necessarily... I usually overlook the table of contents in most magazines because when I look at magazines it is either to check out one specific thing or just to browse. While looking at the food network magazine recently I found this awesome table of contents:
I think it is very creative to have a photograph be the main subject for table of contents and in this case, each ornament has meaning for a recipe that is in each article of the TOC. Very cool.
Here are some other neat looking table contents I found in a google image search. It is difficult to get the full effect without seeing it up-close, but at least they look nifty from the size that you can see them!