Fisting New York Since October 1968: Remembering Covers with Visual Impact

Last week, The Observer took a look at New York magazine’s covers, specifically, their tendency to whisper. This week, we were struck (ouch!) by the image of a fist, which was used to illustrate “The Rage of the Rich”. (How far we’ve come since November 22, 2004’s “Filthy Stinking Rich” cover showed a man literally bathing in cash.)

Talk about impact!

New York has long relied on the fist trope, which we can see in October 14, 1968’s “Blueprint for Revolution”, January 4, 1971’s “Dick Schaap on New York’s Most Powerful People”, and April 23, 1979’s “Black Power in Crisis”. Sure, the fist has rotated over time, but it still packs a real punch.

Fisting New York Since October 1968: Remembering Covers with Visual Impact