Economist Covers: 1964-1968.
The Economist has always been known for its graphic and provocative covers. Over the past decade they’ve made a name for their weekly visual political jibes. In the 60s, The Economist used bold black and white photography, simple bold typography, and just red and black ink to create tough, poster-like covers. If I was art directing a weekly magazine today, this is what I would like it to look like: simple, immediate, engaging, and provocative. Thanks to Coverbrowser.com for the scans. You can see the complete collection of The Economist covers from 1843-2003 at the site.