Swimsuit covers

Swimsuit covers 2010 has been the hottest year on record, and this summer is a scorcher. It's so hot that Northern Canadian magazine Up Here, based in Yellowknife, Northern Territories, has published their first swimsuit issue, to draw attention to climate change. We can't think of a better way to cool off than to look at magazine swimsuit covers. Here are a some of our favorites.

Above: The New Yorker, June 20, 1925. Illustration by H.O. Hofman.

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Playboy, July 1958.

Blue, October 1997. Art director: David Carson.

Life, July 1982. Art director: Bob Ciano.

American Manhood, December 1952.

British Vogue, June 1, 1947.

Washingtonian, May 2009.

Do you have your own favorite swimsuit magazine cover? Post a link in the comments section and we'll put them up for all to see.

See a collection of classic magazine swimsuit covers here.

The complete Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Archive, 1964-2010.

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