The newsstand is a textured space. In particular, smooth, shiny and glossy materials abound.
If you are interested in ‘glossiness’, you might be interested in the following:
Iqani, Mehita (2012). The meaning of smooth textures on consumer magazine covers aimed at men: A multimodal approach. Social Semiotics, 22. (This should be available online soon).
Iqani, Mehita (2012). Glossiness in hyperreal celebrity portraiture (Chapter 4)Consumer Culture and the Media: Magazines in the Public Eye, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave-MacMillan (forthcoming in August 2012).