Monday, October 24, 2005

Forty of Forty

The American Society of Editors has just announced what it considers the forty best magazine covers of the last forty years. The list spans the usual publications Time, Life, Esquire etc, with a plethora of famous people and symbolic imagery on their frontpage.

Whatever validity this list does or does not have, it nevertheless does provide an interesting look back at forty years of mainstream cultural events (just check out the Nixon Tapes edition of Newsweek in 1973, the White House as a tape player! Brilliant!).

I particularly like that cover of the New Yorker (#4 on the list), I thought it was profoundly cool, go ahead and click on it for a closer look.

Check out the full list here.


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