GEORGE LOIS: THE ESQUIRE COVERS

Ali Esquire

America in the late 1960s sounds like it was a hell of an interesting place. War, political uprising, great music, art movements, drugs, and a lot of things changing fast. Fortunately, the late ’60s made for a golden age not only in art, but also in journalism, leaving us with some of the most iconic magazine covers of the 20th century. In my humble, the work of George Lois is about as dope as it gets. The subjects were iconic, and the artistic statement dug into the heart of the issue at stake, provoking thought and discussion. We need to get back to doing it like this. You can cop the collection with George Lois: The Esquire Covers @ MoMA, or learn more about the history behind the covers here.

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