Original Life Magazines Vintage Life Magazine Issues Famous Magazine Cover
The social science of what makes for a Famous Magazine Cover that stands the test of time and place? The Social Commentary? Branding? Advertising? Logo? Typography?
Imagery? Finesse? Artistry? Bold Headlines? Or all of the above?
These photographs reflect the conditions of modern day
concerns: the social science and political impact of magazine covers.
Photos that at once comment on current events and corporate responsibility
that is presented as "news of the day". However, "the most
Famous" not only reflect social events but illustrated
conflicts around the world
Life, magazine was started in 1936. From the beginning, Life featured a single, huge, bold, powerful black and white picture, framed by Life's stock logo and publication data. On the rare occasions cover lines
appeared however minuscule. Like the caption on this 1939 cover featuring the conductor Arturo Toscanini.
By 1965 Life added captions to the image on the front cover and made bold
political and social commentary by astute photojournalists