The best magazine covers

The American Society of Magazine Publishers (American Society of Magazine Editors, ASME) has published a list of the most famous magazine covers of the past 40 years.

Top 41 cover was compiled in a survey of 52 chief editors, art directors and editors build.

Despite the fact that after the announcement of the list has been almost 2 years, this top is no less interesting.

I present you the whole list.

Someone refresh memories, someone familiar with the results of the survey for the first time, and someone just hopefully learns something new.



1. Esquire (April, 1968)

Muhammad Ali, pierced by six arrows under the headline "The Passion of Muhammad Ali," appeared on the cover of Esquire after refusing Ali to join the US Army because of his religious beliefs. In this connection, Muhammad was later disqualified and stripped of his rank.

Ali on the cover appears in the image of St. Sebastian, which was pierced with arrows for their religious beliefs.




2. The New Yorker (March 29, 1976)

Figure Manhattan from the hand of Saul Steinberg (Saul Steinberg) called "View of the World from 9th Avenue».




3. Esquire (May, 1969)

On the cover of Esquire artist Andy Warhol drowning in a can of tomato soup «Campbell».

Bank of soup «Campbel» has received worldwide fame as an art object era of pop art, symbol of the era of mass consumption, becoming a source of inspiration for a series of Warhol.

Thus, this cover symbolized the decline of the era of pop art.




4. The New Yorker (September 24, 2001)

The famous black cover of the magazine «The New Yorker», with a barely noticeable two black boxes, which embodies the September 11 tragedy.

Antenna north tower splits the letter W in the logo of the magazine.




7. National Lampoon (January 1973)

Popular humor magazine National Lampoon has appeared on newsstands in January 1973 with the cover imprinted gun was set to head the frightened dog. The headline read - & quot; If you do not buy this magazine, we will kill this dog! & Quot;




8. Esquire (October, 1966)

Black cover with the inscription in white letters: "Oh my God, we got into a little girl».

Cover Story, written by legendary journalist John Sekom (John Sack), was enlightened by the events of the Vietnam War and became a landmark in the history of the "new journalism" trend in American journalism.

In 1966, Stack was a war correspondent in Vietnam Esquire and his article, consisting of 33 thousand words (the longest article ever published in the magazine), was designed to change public attitudes about the Vietnam War.



9. Harper's Bazaar (September, 1992)

Magazine Harper's Bazaar, the first number of which appeared in 1867, in 1992, celebrated its 125th anniversary.

The September issue was the turning point in the history of the magazine. Editor in chief becomes the legendary Liz Tilberis (Liz Tilberis), which puts the task of turning the magazine in one of the most advanced in the world fashion industry.

On the cover that says "Enter the era of elegance" - model Linda Evangelista, supporting the letter "A" fall out of the name of the magazine.



10. National Geographic (June, 1985)

12-year-old Afghan girl - the famous photo of Steve Makkyuri (Steve McCurry), made by him in a refugee camp on the Afghan-Pakistan border.

Soviet helicopters destroyed village a young refugee, her entire family was killed, and before you get to the camp, the girl did a two-week path in the mountains.

After the publication in June 1985, this picture becomes an icon National Geographic. Since then, the image wherever unused - from tattoos to rugs that turn a photo into one of the most publicized photos in the world.

11. LIFE (30 April 1965)

18-week embryo - Photo Swedish photographer Nilsson.

This photo is part of a book Nilsson "Birth of a child» ('A Child is Born'). The book has sold 8 million copies in the first four days after the publication.



12. TIME (8 April 1966)

On the cover - a question in red letters on a black background "God is dead?". It was the first time on the cover of TIME was only inscription, no image.

Article numbers under the heading "Towards the hidden God» ('Toward a Hidden God'), which spoke well-known theologians of the time, led to a great response.



13. LIFE, Special Issue (1969)

Special issue of LIFE «the moon and back» ('To the Moon and Back') has been dedicated to the landing Americans on the moon.

On the cover - one of the 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin (Buzz Aldrin), photographed by Neil Armstrong.



14. The New Yorker 10 December 2001)

Ironic map "New Yorkistan" with the names of the boroughs of New York City in Middle Eastern style.

This card has something in common with a picture "view of the world from 9th Avenue" on the cover of The New Yorker on March 29, 1976 (4th place in this list).



15. Harper's Bazaar (April, 1965)

On the cover of Harper's Bazaar - face model Jean Shrimpton (Jean Shrimpton), looks out the circle cut in a pink cardboard.

This picture is then often used as an emblem of the 60s.



17. TIME (21 June 1968)

Figure Lishtenshteyna Roy (Roy Lichtenstein), depicting a hand with a gun, and the inscription: "Guns in America».

This cover appeared soon after the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and called for the introduction of legislative restrictions on arms sales.



18. ESPN the Magazine (June 29, 1998)

Photo bouncing on a white background Michael Jordan in the form of "Chicago Bulls". In the magazine article, which was released 2 weeks after Jordan became a six-time NBA champion, discusses when Michael left the basketball.

Dzhorzhdan Michael played his last game April 16, 2003.



19. Esquire (December, 2000)

Photo of a smiling Bill Clinton appeared on the cover of Esquire in the last days of the Clinton presidency the United States.

In the picture, which was the result of an 8-minute session and the original purpose of which was to cause association with the monument to Abraham Lincoln, is clearly present lo * sualny shade echoes the scandal involving Monica Lewinsky.



21. LIFE (26 November 1965)

Photo Viet Cong prisoner plastered with sticky tape eyes and mouth.

Author picture - one of the best photographers LIFE - Schutse Paul (Paul Schutze), who died during the Six-Day War in the Middle East in 1967.



22. George (October-November, 1995)

On the cover of the first issue of the magazine «George» depicts super model Cindy Crawford, dressed in a suit of George Washington. The magazine was founded by John F. Kennedy Jr. and covered political events, news culture and show business. In 1999, Kennedy was killed in a plane crash, in connection with which, in March 2001, the magazine «George» was closed.



23. The Nation (13 November 2000)

On the cover of the Nation - a caricature of George W. Bush, the author - Brian Stauffer (Brian Stauffer).

At the time the number of the winner of the presidential elections held on 7 November 2000, was still not known and the journal was a lot of discussion, what will happen to the country and the world if Bush will win.

The following month, George W. Bush, in fact, was declared the winner.



24. Interview (December, 1972)

On the cover of the Christmas numbers «Interview» depicts Andy Warhol, photographing model Grace Jones.

Magazine «Interview», founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, created a new style of reporting on culture and special confidential manner of conducting interviews in which "stars" poll "stars».



25. TIME (14 September 2001)

On the cover of a special issue of TIME, released September 14, 2001 - photos of the Twin Towers at the time of the terrorist attacks (photographer Lyle Ouverkuf (Lyle Owerkoof)).

The room - the memories of people who managed to survive, and many photos from the field after the explosions.



26. People (4 March 1974)

On the cover of the first issue of «People» - picture actress Mia Farrow, who bites pearl beads.

People fast becoming a popular publication that specializes in news about celebrities. Also, this magazine is famous for its annual nomination "50 Most Beautiful People", "Celebrities are the best and worst dressed" and "Most lo * sualny of living men».

28. LIFE (16 April 1965)

Black and white photography, dedicated to the Vietnam War, which depicts an American military helicopter shot down.

Image copyright - LIFE photojournalist Larry Burrows (Larry Burrows), who covered the events in Vietnam since 1962.

When this picture was taken, Burrows accompanied by a helicopter during a military operation, during which the pilot was killed, and the other team members were injured.

Burroughs himself was killed in 1971 in Laos.

30. Fortune (1 October 2001)

On the cover of Fortune - Photo men, covered with ashes, after the terrorist attacks in New York on September 11



31. Newsweek (November 20, 2000)

On the cover of Newsweek with the headline "The winner is ..." - a picture that depicts one of the faces of Bush, the second part - the face of Horus.

The 2000 elections were one of the most controversial presidential elections in US history, the famous long count and recount, as well as a five-week legal proceedings, and at the time of the winner of the magazine was still not known.



32. Vogue (May 2004)

On the cover of Vogue - Nicole Kidman, standing with his back to the viewer in a luxurious dress. This picture was taken by renowned photographer Irving Penn (Irving Penn), who was last photographed for Vogue in 1989.

The room had a few more photos with Kidman. The actress appears as a Greek goddess, the Italian diva and legendary Sarah Bernard.



33. Newsweek (July 30, 1973)

On the cover, dedicated Watergate scandal, with the inscription "Entries Nixon" - White House, depicted in the form of a tape recorder.

Watergate affair (Eng. Watergate) - a political scandal in the United States 1972-1974 years ended resignation of Richard Nixon. Only in the history of the United States when the President is prematurely terminated in vivo performance of duties.



34. Wired (June, 1997)

On the cover - an image of colored apples from Apple in barbed wire and c inscription: "Pray».

The article number, "101 Ways to save Apple» provides an assessment of what is possible to save the company from collapse.

Apple has been founded in 1976, but by 1997 as a result of strong competition from other companies, Apple has faced significant economic challenges.

Since then, Apple's managed to regain lost ground, partly due to the huge success of iPod.

35. New York (June 8, 1970)

On the cover of New York with the headline "Freedom Leonard Bernstein» & quot; depicts a woman in evening dress with raised fists.

Leonard Bernstein (Leonard Bernstein) - American composer, pianist, chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the City "New York City Symphony».

Berstayn supported African-American left-wing organization "Black Panther» (Black Panthers), and in 1970 arranged for the "Panther" collecting money in your own home.

Magazine cover was designed to condemn radical ideology of the organization and the cooperation with them Berstayn.



36. People (15 September 1997)

Black and white photograph of Princess Diana on the cover of People.

This room has been dedicated to the life of Diana, who died in August 1997 in a car accident.

Diana appeared on the cover of a record number of times - 52 times.

37. Details (February, 1989)

On the cover - singer Cyndi Lauper in the classic Hollywood image.

The room Lauper talks about his trip to the USSR with other American musicians to collaborate with Soviet counterparts. During this trip was created the song "Cold Heaven» (Cold Sky), which appeared on the album "Actions speak louder than words» (Action Speaks Louder Than Words).



38. Fast Company (August-September, 1997)

On the cover the inscription "brand - is you" on the background easily recognizable bundles powder Tide. The room - article Tom Peters (Tom Peters), to talk about how people can position itself as a brand in order to stand out and grow professionally.



39. Glamour (August, 1968)

Photo model rolls Kirondi IL (Katiti Kirondi II). For the first time on the cover of a national magazine for women was depicted African-American.



40. National Geographic (October 1978)

On the cover with the headline "Conversations with a gorilla" shows gorilla Koko, who photographed his own reflection in the mirror.

Psychologist Frances Patterson (Francine Patterson) 6 years taught Koko sign language, and this photo was to Pettesona and other researchers proof of the success of this training.



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