From the back cover: Fifty-seven years ago, publisher William M. Gaines transmogrified an entire generation of readers with the launch of MAD. “For many, MAD represented an introduction to the world of humor and satire. It dared readers to question authority, to look for the hidden agenda in what was being told to them, whether it be from their parents, their teachers, TV, advertisements or even magazines.” —John Ficarra, editor, MAD Magazine. Read his full introduction inside this calendar.
This collectible edition calendar celebrates MAD’s enduring legacy with reproductions of sixteen classic covers from those early days. Produced on heavy, archival-quality 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks, it is a timeless visual tribute to the “Usual Gang of Idiots”. This is a true 16-month calendar that includes perforated images that fit any 11"x14" frame.
About the Images
The images featured in this calendar are archival-quality reproductions of the covers of classic MAD Magazine issues from the early days. In some cases the images have been digitally repaired and restored where creases, tears, marks, or other damage would have otherwise distracted from the appreciation of the artwork as it appeared at that time. Some images have been cropped and/or resized to fit this format.
This calendar is part of a collector's series featuring a completely different set of sixteen MAD cover reproductions each year.
This is an officially licensed product.
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