Monday, August 20, 2007

Best Magazine Covers

Last week the American Magazine Conference presented the greatest magazine covers in the last 40 years. Follows is a small sample from their press release as well as a link to all the covers.

“This diverse and surprising spectrum of covers is a fascinating cultural montage, and beyond that, points to the role that magazines play in shaping our culture and telling our history,” said Whitaker. “From newer magazines, such as Budget Living and Details, to venerable titles such as Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, these images reflect and shape decisive moments in American society – revolutions in design, technology and landmark geo-political events.”

In total, of the 41 winning covers, 32 were photographs, seven were illustrations, and two displayed typeface, only. The decade-by-decade breakdown was as follows: 11 winning covers from the 1960s; eight winning covers from the 1970s; three winning covers from the 1980s; ten winning covers from the 1990s, and nine winning covers from the 2000s.


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