According to then-art director George Lois, “all hell broke loose” in 1963 when Esquire featured world heavyweight champ boxer Sonny Liston on the cover in a Santa hat…

Esquire, June 1964
Cover art director: George Lois
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Esquire, June 1964

Cover art director: George Lois

See a collection of vintage JFK magazine covers here.

Esquire, December 1963On the cover: Sonny ListonArt director: George Lois

Esquire, December 1963
On the cover: Sonny Liston
Art director: George Lois

Rock the Vote: Richard Nixon

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

Esquire, May 1968
Art director: George Lois

Richard Nixon was Vice President of the United States under President Dwight Eisenhower, from 1953-61. He was elected President in 1968, and served until 1974 when he resigned.

Rock the Vote: Robert Kennedy

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

Esquire, March 1963
Art director: George Lois

Robert Kennedy was the United States Attorney General from 1961-64, and the U.S. Senator from New York from 1965-68. He was campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1968 when he was assassinated.

Rock the Vote: Ted Kennedy

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

Esquire, June 1970
Art director: George Lois

Ted Kennedy was U.S. Senator from Massachusetts from 1962-2009. In 1980 he ran for the Democratic Party nomination for President against then-President Jimmy Carter, but lost.

Rock the Vote: Hubert Humphrey

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

Esquire, November 1966
Art director: George Lois

Hubert Humphrey was the Mayor of Minneapololis (1945-48), U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1949-64 and 1971-78), and Vice President under Lyndon Johnson (1965-69). In 1968, Humphrey was the Democratic Party nominee for President. He lost to Richard Nixon. He also campaigned for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1960 and 1972.

Rock the Vote: Lyndon Johnson

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

Esquire, June 1967
Illustration: Richard Hess
Art director: George Lois

Rock the Vote: Lyndon Johnson

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

Esquire, November 1965
Art director: George Lois

Rock the Vote: Lyndon Johnson

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

Esquire, November 1966
Art director: George Lois