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
    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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