Appreciation: May 2010 Archives

25 Years of Spin Magazine

25 Years of Spin Magazine

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Spin magazine. Founder Bob Guccione Jr. was listed on the masthead as Editor, Design Director and Publisher, and was responsible for the original look of the magazine. That look was cool: simple, understated, elegant, geometric, with large photos and plenty of white space. Spin went through a lot of art directors in its day, but the overall look always owed a lot to Guccione's original design. 

Spin has had a lot of great art directors and has a rich visual history. Here are some classic covers. If we missed any of your favorites, please let us know.

(Above): The first issue of Spin, May 1985. Photograph by Herb Ritts; design director: Bob Guccione Jr.

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