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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.

This stream is a place to share images, links, and information and commentary about magazines—the famous, the infamous, the exemplary, the obscure—through their rise, and their mid- and late-century heyday. We focus for now on covers (though that can change).

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Magazeum

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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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TIME.com

Time 1984-03-26

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

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This is the original Kool-aid. (As in "they drank the Kool-aid") Only it wasn't Kool-aid.

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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 Wenner Publisher: Straight Arrow Press Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/coverwall

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Stiffspeed

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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