This edition of the Magazine Museum's website highlights the magazines of the 20th Century, the years 1970-1979. The eighth decade of the twentieth century saw continued growth in the magazine publishing business. Magazines had become big business, and publishing houses continued to thrive and increase in size. Publishers like Conde-Nast, Filipacchi, Gruner + Jahr, Hearst, Mondadori, and Time Inc. continued to become internationally known powers. The practice of buying and selling magazine titles continued from the past. The larger companies were buying and selling magazines at an ever-increasing rate. Magazines did not simply die out, they just changed names, or publishers. In addition, individual titles were being started everywhere. As in the past, magazines continued to reflect the culture and times in which they were created. Of the magazines that ceased to publish in the 1970s, the majority seems to have been on transitory social topics, namely trade, religion, and farm magazines. Although magazines continued their social and economic significance, they just did not last as long as magazines in the early years of the century. Of the 701 new magazines we show in our Databank, only 171 were still being published at the time this website is being published. The magazines that did exist in that eighth decade continued to mirror the energy and excitement of the time. There were some very exciting magazines in the years of 1970 to 1979. Check it out.
The Magazine Museum is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to the glorification, presentation, and preservation of magazines. We wish to acknowledge and pass on an appreciation of both the power of the printed page and the beauty of graphic visual communication. We will do this by means of five departments:
1.Magazine Museum Home Page.
2.Magazine Museum Covers and Pages.
3.Magazine Museum Databank.
4.Magazine Museum Gallery.
5.Magazine Museum Library.
The Purpose of this website is, first and foremost, to communicate with other magazine lovers.
We hope to provide information and a forum for appreciating magazines, in general, and the graphics, art, and photography of magazines, in particular.
We hope, eventually, to provide a means for buying and selling magazines and books.
For more immediate and direct communication, please email us at:
Theodore Martin, Founder and Design Director. 2014