Happy 20th Birthday Entertainment Weekly
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(Above): Debut cover, February 16, 1990, K.D. Lang.
(Left to right): Vietnam, February 23, 1990; CBS, March 9, 1990; Morning Shows, April 20, 1990.
Early issues of Entertainment Weekly featured a jaunty tilted logo and a strip of secondary headlines and images on the left-hand side. The logo would change a number of times in the next few years.
(Left to right): Dick Tracy, June 15, 1990; Lucy, July 20, 1990; Rock & Roll, November 9, 1990.
By the middle of EW's first year, the logo righted itself and the side panel disappeared. A drop shadow was added to the logo that remained in some form for many years.
(Left to right): Madonna, December 14, 1990; Steve Martin, February 22, 1991; Movie IQ, May 10, 1991.
As EW entered its second year it began to feature striking cover graphics and photography.
(Left to right): Julia Roberts, November 22, 1991; Arsenio Hall, April 17, 1992; John Goodman,May 1, 1992.
Under the photo direction of Mary Dunn and Doris Brautigan, EW began to frequently feature black and white photographs of celebrities on the cover.
(Left to right): Batman, June 19, 1992; Jack Nicholson, January 8, 1993; Seinfeld, April 9, 1993.
By the time the magazine celebrated its third birthday, the first letter of the logo had been upper-cased, and the type had been compressed and made taller. Covers were often black and white with simple, boldly elegant headlines and minimal color.
The First Issue (first issues of various entertainment magazines)
Happy 20th Birthday EW, Part 2 (1994-1996)