Published by the National Geographic Society in October 1888, National Geographic has become one of the most widely known magazines in the world. It is published 12 times a year, except for the occasional special edition. The bright yellow border and laurel pattern on the cover have become a symbol of National Geographic, and these features are the registered trademark of the magazine. It published high quality articles about society, history and local customs around the world. The quality of its printing and graphics are also praised which made it a wonderland where photojournalists from all over the world dream of publishing their pictures.