The exhibition includes the first Time Out London issue from 1968, a cover featuring an Andy Warhol soup can design to celebrate an exclusive interview with the artist, the 1974 cover marking Winston Churchill’s 100th anniversary with a subversive take on his trademark V-sign, the first free Time Out London magazine from 2012 and cover stars including David Bowie, Elton John and Joanna Lumley. As well as in-house design, the exhibition will showcase designs by artists including Banksy, Jamie Hewlett and Ralph Steadman, and photographers such as Perou and David LaChapelle.
Time Out was born in London in 1968 when Tony Elliott, at the age of 21, created a kitchen-table magazine – partially funded by a £70 birthday gift from his aunt – to help Londoners explore the exciting new urban cultures that started up all over the capital. Fifty years on, Time Out is still writing about the best things to do and places to go in 108 cities and 39 countries, inspiring people to make the most of the city with its websites, mobile apps, social channels, live events, magazines, offers and with Time Out Market which brings the best of the city together under one roof. As Time Out has evolved as a global digital brand, magazines continue to play a key role to reach an experience-hungry audience and a strong focus has always been to create unique cover designs, often winning awards. As well as the London magazine, Time Out has been publishing in other cities since 1995 when Time Out New York launched; there are now magazines and websites in cities such as Chicago, Barcelona, Lisbon, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.
Time Out’s fiftieth anniversary will also be celebrated by the 128-page book ‘Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers’ which will be published in September 2018 by Unicorn. It will launch at the Museum of Brands on 19th September. RRP: £20. ISBN: 9781911604914.
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