Top 40 Magazine Covers

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

American Society of Magazine Editors Unveils Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years. I liked the choice of the winner, but not so much the other covers chosen. Here are the first 10:

1. Rolling Stone – Jan. 22, 1981 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono laying in bed
2. Vanity Fair – Aug. 1991 – Nude pregnant Demi Moore
3. Esquire – April 1968 – “The Passion of Muhammad Ali”: Ali with arrows in his body
4. The New Yorker – March 29, 1976 – Drawing of New York from Hudson River and rest of the country to Pacific Ocean
5. Esquire – May 1969 – Andy Warhol drowning in Campbell’s soup can – “The decline and collapse of American avant-garde”
6. The New Yorker – Sept. 24, 2001 – 9/11 – Twin towers drawing in all black against a gray skyline
7. National Lampoon – January 1973 – “If you don’t buy this magazine, we’ll kill this dog” – Man pointing gun at terrified dog
8. Esquire – October 1966 – “Oh my God – we hit a little girl.”
9. Harper’s Bazaar – Sept. 1992 – Linda Evangelista holding up the letter ‘A’ in magazine’s title: “Enter the Era of Elegance”
10. National Geographic – June 1985 – Afghan girl – “Haunted eyes of an Afghan refugee’s fears”

(via TV5)

Update: the other link didn’t work, so I replaced it.

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4 Responses to Top 40 Magazine Covers

  1. DaniCast says:

    Ah, a capa da Vanity Fair com a Demi Moore merece. É uma foto belíssima e me lembro que, na época, causou o maior frisson, porque mulher grávida nua era um tabu imenso nos US. Bibi, citei você no chá.

  2. Bill Hicks says:

    Hey, your site is pretty cool. I liked that cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
    I’d be interested in exchanging blog links (my blog is humor based). I’m at http://www.billsbitterpills.blogspot.com.
    Check it out and let me know. Hey, hope your vacation is greeeeat!

  3. Sean Fallon says:

    It seems that there is too much emphasis on celebrity – and not enough about social issues in this list.

  4. emmeke says:

    the one with cyndi lauper is awesome! thanks for sharing the link. 🙂

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