Thursday, February 08, 2007

In Case you Missed These. . .

ASME's Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years

On October 17, 2005, the 40 greatest magazine covers of the last 40 years were unveiled at the 2005 American Magazine Conference (AMC) in Puerto Rico, by Mark Whitaker, Editor of Newsweek and President of American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), and AMC Chairman Evan Smith, Editor of Texas Monthly.




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7 comments:

David Terrenoire said...

I subscribed to NatLamp from their 3rd or 4th issue and often had it stolen by the slags in the mailroom when I was stationed in Panama. I will always remember that cover with the dog.

And Saul Steinberg is a god. A giant influence on my own scribblings.

Bill Crider said...

I kept a copy of that dog cover in my office for years, but somehow it disappeared. I wish I still hat it.

I agree about Steinberg.

Todd Mason said...

As usual with such things from this group, any impressive covers from any magazine that doesn't buy its way into the organization were ignored. Likewise dead magazines weren't around to submit their covers. That said, the top ten or so are pretty iconic.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

How about the flipping the bird cover of Mad?

Juri said...

Umm... no pulps? No slicks? No Saturday Evening Posts? I don't get Todd's point about dead mags, since George is there. (I didn't read the rules, if there were any.)

Todd Mason said...

Yeah, GEORGE is there and the essentially dead NATIONAL LAMPOON is there...because most people in the industry remember those individual covers, and the GEORGE person probably is still working, at least. No pulps, no digests, no littles, no LOOK, no EBONY, no HORIZON (the art magazine), no GEO (which briefly had a US edition), no AMERICAN PHOTO (much less the French parent), no POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, no (indeed) SATURDAY EVENING POST...the Rockwell desegregation painting by itself...

TM said...

OK, SEP (largely) and the Rockwell cover were pre-1965, so they get a pass on that.