Magazine Covers that Reference Magazine Covers
Clockwise from bottom left: Esquire USA, Stephen Colbert, August 2008 (art director: David Curcurito); Esquire UK, Ricky Gervais, October 2009; Esquire UK, May 2008; the original, Esquire USA, Muhammad Ali, April 1966 (art direction by George Lois). Thanks to Magculture.com for inspiration and scans.
Left: Entertainment Weekly, October 2008, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
Right: The New Yorker, July 2008, illustration by Barry Blitt.
Left: Esquire, November 2003, Britney Spears (art director: John Korpics). Right: Esquire, August 1993, Angie Dickinson.
Top left: Time, Adolf Hitler, May 1945. Top right: End of the war with Japan, September 1945. Bottom left: Saddam Hussein, April 2003. Bottom right: Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi. Bottom two covers, art direction: Arthur Hochstein.
Left: Esquire, November 2008, Halle Barry (art director: David Curcurito). Right: Esquire, Bill Clinton, December 2000. Photograph by Platon, art director: John Korpics.
Left: Fortune, September 2005, illustration by David Cowles, art director: Robert Newman.
Right: Fortune, December 1937.
Left: Esquire, October 2003, Muhammad Ali (art director: John Korpics). Right: Esquire, August 1966, Floyd Patterson and Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali. Art direction: George Lois.
Left: Vibe, May 2005, art director: Florian Bachleda. Photographer: James Porto.
Right: Esquire, October 1968, 35th Anniversary Issue, art direction: George Lois.