My Favorite Playboy Covers During the Hefner Era

September 27, 2017, a legend in the continuous fight for sexual liberation and freedom of expression passed away. Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Magazine and Playboy Enterprises, died peacefully in his sleep, but his legacy is sure to live on. 

Besides the fact that Playboy was the first magazine to openly publish full nudity, the publication continued to push for freedom of expression during a conservative era, and throughout the decades continued to be a leader in lifestyle, while effortlessly breaking barriers. The magazine, which debuted December 1953, was ahead of it's time; from the graphic design-genius of the 60's to the trend-setting covergirls of the 00's. 

Although my graphic design skills are subpar, I love a good magazine cover and know a good one when I see it (much like everything else). Without further ado; in loving memory of Hugh Hefner and his legacy, I've decided to share with you my favorite Playboy covers of the Hefner era. Enjoy!

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