Fun Finds: Vintage Men’s Magazine Covers

December 22nd, 2011, byJeremy Freed

I’m always fascinated by old magazines, particularly where the cover art is concerned. Nowadays, convention dictates that mass-market consumer magazine covers must be adorned with celebrities to sell on newsstands; but back in the golden age of magazines, this wasn’t the case.

Man’s Life was a men’s adventure magazine specializing in stories of daring escapes and titillating sexual escapades. I haven’t actually ever seen one of these in the flesh, and thus can’t vouch for the quality of the editorial, but the covers are pure pulp-gold. Here are a few of my favorites, and you can find a bunch more on Retronaut.

 

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