U.S. News & World Report, R.I.P.

U.S. News & World Report, R.I.P. U.S. News & World Report was always an also-ran among the newsweeklies. I shunned it both because of its plodding visual design and its conservative, "traditional" American lifestyle politics. And in recent years the magazine had slowed down to a monthly print schedule that seemed confined to circulation in doctors' offices. So this week's news that the magazine was finally killing its print edition was no great loss (they'll continue with their website as well as printing special issues, like college rankings). However, U.S. News did some wonderful covers in the 50s and 60s that were graphic, engaging, and very stylized. We've got a dozen of the coolest, courtesy of their archives.

(Above): November 18, 1949, March 17, 1950, December 26, 1951.

US News2.jpg(Left to right): March 26, 1954, August 2, 1957, January 17, 1958.


US News3.jpg(Left to right): March 23, 1959, December 11, 1961, December 20, 1965.


US News4.jpg(Left to right): October 10, 1956, May 20, 1955, August 14, 1955.


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