Top 7 most iconic magazine covers made icons



Iconic Magazine Cover #1 - The Passion of Muhammad Ali, Esquire 1968 by omarrr

The Passion of Muhammad Ali Esquire, April 1968

The Passion of Muhammad Ali, Esquire 1968 Ali appeared on the cover of the April 1968 issue of Esquire magazine in the style of the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian after his conscientious objection to the Vietnam War and the subsequent stripping of his boxing title. ~Wikipedia


Iconic Magazine Cover #2 - Playboy 1971 by omarrr

Playboy, October 1971

Playboy, October 1971 Darine Stern was the first African-American model to appear by herself on the cover of Playboy in the magazine’s October 1971 issue. ~Wikipedia


Iconic Magazine Cover #3 - Rolling Stone 1981 by omarrr

Rolling Stone, January 1981.

Rolling Stone 1981 Annie Liebovitz shot of John Lennon and Yoko Ono for the January cover or Rolling Stone, photographed five hours before Lennon was assassinated. ~Wikipedia


Iconic Magazine Cover #4 - Afghan Girl, National Geographic 1985 by omarrr

Afghan Girl, National Geographic, June 1985

Afghan Girl, National Geographic 1985 Although her name was not known, her picture, titled Afghan Girl”, appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic. The image of her face, with a red scarf draped loosely over her head and with her piercing sea-green eyes staring directly into the camera, became a symbol both of the 1980s Afghan conflict and of the refugee situation worldwide. The image itself was named the most recognized photograph” in the history of the magazine. ~Wikipedia


Iconic Magazine Cover #5 - More on Moore, Vanity Fair 1991 by omarrr

More on Moore, Vanity Fair, August 1991

Iconic Magazine Cover #5 - More on Moore, Vanity Fair 1991 by omarrr More Demi Moore was a controversial nude photograph of the then seven-months pregnant Demi Moore taken by Annie Leibovitz for the August 1991 cover of Vanity Fair. Demi Moore was the first celebrity to appear naked and pregnant on the cover of a magazine. Almost fifteen years after its publication it was listed as the second best magazine cover of the last forty years by the American Society of Magazine Editors. ~Wikipedia


Iconic Magazine Cover #6 - An American Tragedy, Time 1994 by omarrr

An American Tragedy, Time, June 1994

Iconic Magazine Cover #6 - An American Tragedy, Time 1994 by omarrr On June 27, 1994, Time published a cover story An American Tragedy” with a mugshot image of O. J. Simpson on the cover. […] Time itself then became the object of a media scandal, and it was found it had employed photo manipulation to darken the photo, for the purpose of, as commentators have claimed, making Simpson appear more menacing.” The publication of the cover photo drew widespread criticism of racist editorializing, and yellow journalism. Time publicly apologized. ~Wikipedia


Iconic Magazine Cover #7 - 9/11/2001, The New Yorker 2001 by omarrr

9/11/2001, The New Yorker, September 2001

Side by Side - Iconic Magazine Cover #6 - The New Yorker. September, 2001 by omarrr New Yorker Covers Editor Françoise Mouly repositioned Art Spiegelman’s silhouettes, inspired by Ad Reinhardt’s black-on-black paintings, so that the North Tower’s antenna breaks the W” of the magazine’s logo. Spiegelman wanted to see the emptiness, and find the awful/awe-filled image of all that disappeared on 9/11. The silhouetted Twin Towers were printed in a fifth, black ink, on a field of black made up of the standard four color printing inks. An overprinted clear varnish helps create the ghost images that linger, insisting on their presence through the blackness.~Wikipedia

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