27 Brilliant National Lampoon Covers from the 1970s

When I was a kid in the seventies, National Lampoon was up on the high shelf, out of reach with the Playboys and Penthouses. But I was always fascinated by the covers – not for their risque nature, but rather because they were just so hilariously irreverent.

Forty years later, I’m pulling them off the high shelf and selecting my favorite three covers from each year, from 1971 to 1979. Enjoy.












What about the covers from the 1980s?   You can argue that maybe the content of the magazine started to go downhill after the seventies, but the covers were still phenomenal.  Stay tuned.

Would you like to support Flashbak?

Please consider making a donation to our site. We don't want to rely on ads to bring you the best of visual culture. You can also support us by signing up to our Mailing List. And you can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For great art and culture delivered to your door, visit our shop.