TIME magazine’s breast-feeding cover was most provocative, but I think New York magazine’s striking photo of a post-Hurricane Sandy New York at night will win this FishbowlNY 2012 Magazine Cover of the Year poll.
As its 75th anniversary approaches, LIFE magazine has put together a gallery of its 75 best covers.
It appears the editors were to select the “most moving, most striking, most beautiful” among the 2,237 covers that have been published since the magazine’s debut on Nov. 23, 1936.
I choose the man-on-moon cover as my favorite among the 75 that were selected. Could only imagine the thrill of having gotten that issue in the mail in 1969. Talk about a magazine that was surely fought over by family members. And not an edition that was soon tossed in anyone’s trash.
A spectacular photoillustration.
Also, this. LightBox should be fantastic.
A press release from TIME says this is “only the third cover in TIME’s 88-year history without the trademark red border.”
I still have the black-bordered special issue from the week of 9/11/2001, when I worked for TIME.com. In 2008, TIME produced a green-bordered, global-warming-themed issue for Earth Day.
TIME covers were all white-bordered, though, from its inception in 1923 through 1926, so I’m unclear as the why p.r. is claiming only the third non-red-border in an 88-year history, when it seems more accurate to say since first featuring a red border in 1927.
Ya gotta love this collection of 30 Tiger Beat covers through the years. This June 1979 issue is just fantastic.
There are half a million euphemisms for what females really wanted from Leif Garrett, and they chose dinosaur? Tony Danza can’t wait to ring you up on the phone he stole from Ronald McDonald.
We certainly know the answer to the question, “Erik: The Next Movie Idol?” And who knew anyone wanted to know anything about Mork’s secret side?
Time Magazine Techno Panic Covers (by Adam_Thierer)
YES, AWESOME, YES. Semi-related: Wired’s 1994 cover article on Zippies:
“The zippie movement has more positive energy and enthusiasm than anything else I’ve ever seen,” confirmed Rose Roffe, a 69-year-old “Raving Granny” I met at the prime zippie nexus, Megatripolis. Cyberpunk critic Vivian Sobchak says zippies not only eschew the drippy technophobia of the original hippies but also avoid the “selfish, consumer-oriented and technologically dependent libertarianism” and “romantic, swashbuckling, irresponsible individualism” of cyberpunk.
“There is a world of difference between zippies and the cyberpunks,” says Clark, who calls the latter isolated, alienated, and separated. “Cyberpunk was a mere prelude,” he continues. “A zippie feels the terror and promise of the planet’s situation and is prepared to use anything short of violence - magic, technology, entrepreneurial skill - to create a new age in as short a time as possible.”
TIME sure did love the haunting glare from a computer monitor, huh? No wonder editors were so scared. My three-year subscription to TIME costs all of $25, in part because of online news competition.
Not so much tech-related, but I’ll always remember the “How Real Is the Threat?” cover, which ran just weeks after 9/11, with a gasmask to illustrate protection against germ and chemical warfare. Now that was an arresting cover.
Source: Flickr / adam_thierer
Woodward & Bernstein, eat you heart out. OK! magazine (it has an exclamation point in the title, so you know it’s good) has a huge scoop on a teen mom who — get this — can’t afford to raise her child. This is just a single incident and not a huge crisis in this country at all! Doesn’t lead to any problems down the road! Exclamation point!!!