The Face is regarded as the “80s fashion bible”, unofficially of course as the magazine was the epitome of culture vulture for two decades. The publication was the perhaps the most defining read for people who enjoyed pop culture having featured all the names from Boy George to the Spice Girls, from Oasis to Kate Moss, while everyone remembers the epic Macaulay Culkin cover. During editor Richard Benson reign throughout the 90′s The Face become a piece of furniture appearing on most peoples coffee tables, yet in 2004 the magazine folded due to a stale format and too many competitors. One bright spark was that Pop, the fashion sibling continues to be a favourite pick up in Britain and around the world. The reason for this post is that there has been retrospective collection of images of many of the famed covers that have graced news agents has appeared on Flickr and well wroth checking out, providing a real sense of nostalgia some of these covers are just unforgettable. Perhaps one day these covers will grace a gallery floor, who knows?
Thanks to Wearethemarket for the spot.