Friday, July 27, 2012

Some Favourite "National Lampoon" Covers

Every time the Olympic Games come around I can't help but think of this hilarious National Lampoon cover.

National Lampoon, "Sports" issue, April 1976
(photo by Chris Callis)

While we're on the subject, here is a selection of some famous and personal favourite covers:

National Lampoon, "Death" issue, January 1973
(art direction by Michael Gross)

National Lampoon, "Is Nothing Sacred?", January 1972
art direction and illustration by Michael Gross)

National Lampoon, "Banana" issue, October 1973
art direction by Michael Gross and illustration by Mara McAfee)

National Lampoon, "Escape!" issue, March 1972
art direction by Michael Gross and photo by Leonard Soned)

National Lampoon, "Violence" issue, June 1973
(cartoon by Charles Rodrigues)

National Lampoon, "Animals" issue, January 1974

The covers above were scanned from "Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great" by Rick Meyerowitz, published by Abrams, 2010.
ISBN: 978-0-8109-8848-4

For more info on the magazine, here's the link to Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site 
Finally, a National Lampoon parody  by Michael Gross in Print magazine:

1 comment:

  1. The collective strength of the four movies. This is an utterly hilarious film in its own right, and well worth the time of those who have enjoyed the more recent exploits of the Griswolds in Christmas and Vegas Vacation.

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