Autumn 2018

Shock and oral history

Uncovered: Revolutionary Magazine Covers

By Ian Birch
Cassell, £30

Ian Birch’s Uncovered: Revolutionary Magazine Covers is an entertaining browse through some of the most compelling, taboo-busting covers of the past six decades, a lovingly compiled anecdotal history. Birch starts in August 1958 with One (the first openly gay magazine in the US) and ends with Edel Rodriguez’s ‘meltdown’ Trump illustrations for Time and the wheels falling off the ‘Brexit bus’ on the front of Private Eye (see Eye 82).


John L. Walters, editor of Eye, London

Read the full version in Eye no. 97 vol. 25, 2018


Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues. You can see what Eye 97 looks like at Eye Before You Buy on Vimeo.


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