Jet magazine covers, 1970s
Jet magazine recently announced it was ending its print edition and will be publishing only on digital platforms. Jet has an amazing visual legacy, especially for its covers and photography. Herbert Temple was Jet’s longtime art director, in the 1960s and 70s, and was responsible for the cover design of this collection. Here are 10 favorite Jet covers from the 1970s.
Richard Pryor: September 29, 1977.
Billy Dee Williams: March 1, 1973.
Angela Davis: July 27, 1972.
Pam Grier: August 9, 1973.
Randy and Janet Jackson: July 3, 1975.
Jayne Kennedy, Eartha Kitt, Freda Payne: July 1974.
Marvin Gaye: December 30, 1976.
Muhammad Ali: October 16, 1975.
Rev. and Mrs. David Gray: October 31, 1974.
This cover is from the 1980s, but it’s still a classic!