The 20 Most Iconic Magazine Covers Of All Time

Magazines may be about to go extinct—thank you, technology—but, just like any movie classic, there are numbers that will go to history!

With their captivating cover shots, magazines continue to seize our attention and even dominate the Internet (think of that infamous Kim Kardashian picture for Paper Magazine that broke the Internet).

Creating these iconic images is like a symphony with many instruments playing their own part—the right photographer paired with a standout star, and a unique creative direction— all perfectly tuned to take over the newsstands as well as the Internet. But when it all comes together, magic is made.

Here are some of the most outstanding magazine covers from the past 75 years.


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