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Magazines of the 20th Century

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The 20th century was the Magazine Century. The form hardly existed before it, and in some respects it is barely surviving after it.

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Posted by Michael Grossman in Cover Story
Flair was known for their indulgent use of die cuts on the cover.
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"NEWS AND IDEAS: The New Year"

Subject: Fashion Outlook Illustrator: unknown Date: 1951, January Publication: Flair Publisher: Cowles Publications USA Source:…

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A pretty smart choice, when viewed with 2020 (well, 2017) hindsight. Runners up were Gandhi and FDR.
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Cover subject: Albert Einstein

Title: What This Person Did Photographer: Jane Doe Design Director: Arthur Hochstein Editor: Walter Isaacson Date: 31 December, 1999

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Big 1999-12?

Title: Big Date: 1999-12? Issue: 28 Subject: "Horror" Credit: unknown Model: Shalom Harlow Source: Linefeed's Magazine Cover Archive (formerly…

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Mademoiselle 1999.08.00

Title: Mademoiselle Date: August 1999 Subject: Liv Tyler Main Coverline: Style Injection Photographer: Designer: Editor: Publisher: Condé Nast Source:…

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Normal

Title: Normal Date: Summer 1987 Main coverline: Eros Sacred and Profane Salman Rushdie Bataille Busi 95 pages Source:…

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Time 1984-03-26

Title: TIME Date: March 26, 1984 Subject: Cholesterol Credit: Andrew Unangst

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Flipside 1984

Title: Flipside Issue Number: 44 Date: 1984 Credit: LEE Source: Newmanology magazine sale,…

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How do you turn a pedestrian, low-res, probably pre-screened, black and white photo into an arresting and colorful cover? Fill the page with a gratuitous op-art pattern, that's how!

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Porsche Panorama 1977-11-00

Title: Porsche Panorama Date: November 1977

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Rolling Stone No. 171

Title: Rolling Stone Date: October 10, 1974 Subject: Lily Tomlin and Richard Pryor Main Coverline: Jive Times Photographer: ? Designer: Roger Black Editor: Jann…

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Drag Cartoons 1971-09-00

Title: Drag Cartoons Date: September 1971 Illustrator: Tom Hunnicut Publisher: Lopez Publications

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Earth

Title: Earth Date: May, 1971

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New York 1968-12-09

Title: New York Date: December 9, 1968 Subject: "Why Everybody in New York Feels Poor" Design: Milton Glaser Source:…

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