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A painting by Rick Lovell added a gracious touch to the June 1980 cover. The package on Southern writers included an essay by noted journalist and author Marshall Frady.

Covers: Best of the 1980s

The magazine definitely embraced the Yuppie excess of the eighties with enthusiasm, with a parade of covers touting The Good Life. Here are the Atlanta magazine staff picks for the best 10 covers of the decade.
updated 05.17.11

  • A painting by Rick Lovell added a gracious touch to the June 1980 cover. The package on Southern writers included an essay by noted journalist and author Marshall Frady.
    A painting by Rick Lovell added a gracio…
  • Over the magazine\
    Over the magazine's first few decades, t…
  • The cover illustration of the October 1981 issue was by Trevor Irvin.
    The cover illustration of the October 19…
  • This February 1983 cover may feature a studio promotion photo and mediocre type, but Cash\
    This February 1983 cover may feature a s…
  • The cover photo by Ginny Ganong Nichols captured the enigmatic appeal of Lewis Grizzard.
    The cover photo by Ginny Ganong Nichols …
  • The June 1987 cover story was a tribute to Atlanta\
    The June 1987 cover story was a tribute …
  • The cover photograph by Ford Smith has a modern edge that resonates with today\
    The cover photograph by Ford Smith has a…
  • The cover story by Tom Junod and Missy Harris earned the magazine its first National Magazine Award nomination. The cover photograph is by Kirk Kingsbury.
    The cover story by Tom Junod and Missy H…
  • The April 1989 cover story on Kim Basinger appeared before the debut of Batman, and Basinger\
    The April 1989 cover story on Kim Basing…
  • The photo collage was rudimentary, but the buzz about this cover, which riffed on Lowe\
    The photo collage was rudimentary, but t…