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From September 1966, the Falcons debut in Atlanta.

Covers: Best of the 1960s

Our 1960s covers were noted for clean, bold, graphic design and reflected the sensibility of founding design director Bob Daniels, who later worked at Esquire. Here are the Atlanta magazine staff picks for the 10 best covers of the decade.
updated 05.17.11

  • The May 1961 debut issue of Atlanta magazine featured an illustration by Norm Kohn, who said his goal was to capture the city\
    The May 1961 debut issue of Atlanta maga…
  • The November 1961 cover was illustrated by Milton Glaser, who would go on to become one of the world\
    The November 1961 cover was illustrated …
  • This April 1962 cover was illustrated by Norm Kohn and shows the Spring Street viaduct with the America\
    This April 1962 cover was illustrated by…
  • This portrait of Georgia governor Carl Sanders on the January 1964 cover was created by Georgia-born artist George Parrish, Jr., who studied with Norman Rockwell.
    This portrait of Georgia governor Carl S…
  • The cover of the November 1965 issue featured a hooded Atlanta Klansman. The issue explored the fiftieth anniversary of the modern KKK. An interior portrait showcased a (non-hooded) Calvin Craig, KKK Grand Dragon. A few years later, Craig would renounce his allegiance to the Klan, crediting Xernona Clayton\
    The cover of the November 1965 issue fea…
  • The January 1966 cover, an homage to the Ben Hur poster, recognized Ivan Allen\
    The January 1966 cover, an homage to the…
  • From September 1966, the Falcons debut in Atlanta.
    From September 1966, the Falcons debut i…
  • One of the most moving cover stories was this package of letters and photos sent home by Georgians serving in Vietnam.
    One of the most moving cover stories was…
  • The mayoral contenders in the 1969 election were showcased on the April cover. Front and center is Sam Massell, ho would go on to win the election. Maynard Jackson, elected vice mayor in 1969 and Massell\
    The mayoral contenders in the 1969 elect…
  • In the 1960s, LeRoy Neiman contributed images of arts and sports figures to Atlanta magazine, including this August 1969 cover. Neiman is best known for his work in Playboy magazine.
    In the 1960s, LeRoy Neiman contributed i…