The Final Decline and Total Collapse of the American Magazine Cover

“About a month ago, I turned on the Public Radio International program Studio 360 and was pleased to hear the unmistakable Bronx accent of legendary adman

“About a month ago, I turned on the Public Radio International program Studio 360 and was pleased to hear the unmistakable Bronx accent of legendary adman George Lois, who was host Kurt Andersenís guest that morning. The talk inevitably turned to Loisís covers for Esquire in the sixties, the high point of his career and probably one of the high points in 20th century American graphic design, period. Why, wondered Andersen, didnít anybody do covers like these any more? ‘Theyíre all infatuated with the idea that celebrity, pure celebrity, sells magazines,’ growled Lois.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE