Published on January 9th, 2015 | by Samantha Levine


2014 Most Memorable Magazine Covers

Now that 2014 has ended I wanted to take one last look back at the best of the best. 2014 was full of big news stories, whether informing us of events in pop culture or in the world. Here are my top picks of great images that represent some of what 2014 was all about.

1. Boston – May, We Will Finish the Race

A year after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, this cover of Boston Magazine showed the strength and resiliency of not only Boston but everyone who has faced and overcome trauma. The cover features the shoes of the participants of the 2014 Boston Marathon runners.

2. Vogue – April, Kim and Kanye

If you are interested in celebrity culture at all, you couldn’t have missed the pending and secretive nuptials of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. This beautiful Vogue cover predated their actual May wedding, and kept everyone’s interest piqued to when and where the couple would finally tie the knot.

3. Parents – February, Show Your love!

When Parent’s cover featured 3-year-old Emily Keicher, it was the first time a kid with a disability had been featured on the cover. In an increasingly connected and unique world it’s really great to see an increasing variety in the people who are on the cover of magazines and in other media forms. There’s no denying that Emily makes an adorable cover model!

4. The New Yorker – July, Moment of Joy

As the Supreme Court made landmark decisions regarding the right to marriage, Jack Hunter illustrated this cover, which depicts Bert and Ernie, long-time ‘roommates’ on Sesame Street cuddled together on a couch watching the rulings come down from the Supreme Court. The cover personalizes the issue of gay marriage to a cultural icon that everyone can identify with, making it one of my favorite covers.

5. Wonderland – November/December, Taylor Swift

If you don’t know who Taylor Swift is by now, maybe its time to crawl out of the rock your hiding behind. Taylor Swift has had a fantastic end to 2014, and has had the media abuzz all year. After releasing her latest album, 1989, in November, and topping the Billboard chart, she was featured on Wonderland magazine in  cover that was so stripped down from her usual image that it took me a few minutes to realize who I was looking at. This cover shows a new facet to Taylor Swift’s pop persona, and some fierce eyebrows.

Don’t want to miss next year’s covers? Be sure to subscribe to your favorite magazines to stay on top of what’s going on in the world. What were your favorite magazine covers of 2014? Let me know in the comments!

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Samantha Levine is a freelance writer for Magazine Discount Center. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading in coffee shops.

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