5 JCK Covers From 1960-64 That Missed the Mark

The 1950s weren’t exactly a banner decade for JCK covers.

However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the first half of the 1960s offered plenty of covers that more than redeemed our art department.

These five covers are the exceptions:

April 1960

Hard to find more putrid colors and designs than actual U.S. currency, but…we found a way.

March 1961

An abacus and limited text may have not been the best way to get people excited about reading about statistics. I do like the color scheme though.

January 1962

I think the art director for JCK at this time was sick with an unknown illness. Unfortunately for JCK readers, he or she took a picture of it and put it on the cover.

Septemeber 1962

I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure putting an electrical plug on a cover is a design faux pas.  

June 1964

Giant hand!!! Run for your lives!!!

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