30 Famous First Covers From The Best Magazines

Ever wondered how your favourite magazines looked years back? Some of the covers will leave you awestruck because just like everything changes with time so has our magazine covers changed. Few of them still carry the same feel and genre but most of them have a completely new essence these days. You won’t even believe the date when their first issues were released. Some of them date back to the 1800’s. Every magazine cover is sure to take you back in time as you will relish the brilliance of the same. I have tried to incorporate a lot of different styles so that you can actually trace how the covers kept on changing with time and how our styles have developed over the years.

To be featured on the top of a magazine cover was a great deal even in the old times. The fact that these are all first issues of some of the most esteemed magazines makes it even more legendary. So, are you ready to take a look at some of the finest covers and enjoy what they have to offer? I am sure you will be pleased to see some of the hottest stars and the big names of the olden time grace the best magazines of today!

1Time

First published on: March 3, 1923

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2People

First published on: March 4, 1974

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3TV Guide

First published on: April 3, 1953

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4Vanity Fair

First published in: March, 1983

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5The New Yorker

First published on: February 21, 1925

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6Vogue

First published in: 1893

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7Playboy

First published in: December, 1953

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8Harper’s Bazaar

First published on: November 2, 1867

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9Esquire

First published in: October, 1933

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10National Geographic

First published in: October, 1888

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11Wired

First published in: March/April, 1993

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12Ms.

First published in: January, 1972

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13New York Magazine

First published on: April 8, 1968

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14Tiger Beat

First published in: September, 1965

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15Newsweek

First published on: February 17, 1933

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16Nintendo Power

First published in: July/August, 1988

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17Ebony

First published in: November, 1945

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18Seventeen

First published in: November, 1944

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19Sports Illustrated

First published on: August 16, 1954

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20The Atlantic Monthly

First published on: November 1, 1857

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21Mental Floss

First published in: 2001

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22Glamour

First published in: April, 1939

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23Marie Claire

First published in: 1937

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24Reader’s Digest

First published on: February 5, 1922

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25ESPN The Magazine

First published in: 1998

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26Spin

First published in: 1985

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27Life

First published on: November 23, 1936

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28GQ (Formerly Apparel Arts Gentlemen’s Quarterly)

First published in: Summer, 1957

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29Entertainment Weekly

First published in: February 16, 1990

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30Rolling Stone

First published on: November 9, 1967

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