72 vintage gay magazine logotypes

Vintage gay and boy magazine logotypes, including Amigo, Beach Boys, Cock, Coq International, Dream Boy, Kim, Piccolo and Super Piccolo.

Boy, have I been scanning! Here are the first 72 vintage gay magazine logotypes that can be printed on Vintage Pride t-shirts. A few titles occur more than once since they changed their logotypes.

To be frank, many of the logotypes aren’t that impressive, just like many of the magazines weren’t. But they are welcome in the mix anyway, since they contribute to the vastness and diversity of it.

So, once again, which one’s your favourite? I think I’m leaning towards MM and Superboy.


12 Responses to 72 vintage gay magazine logotypes

  1. erik June 13, 2010 at 22:01 #

    I like showboys 😉 no comment.
    the KIM logo is I think the best, so 70s.

  2. Karl June 13, 2010 at 22:40 #

    Not surprised, Erik. It’s very “you”.

  3. erik June 14, 2010 at 12:56 #

    what does vennen mean? what kind of mag is it?

  4. Karl June 14, 2010 at 13:20 #

    Vennen means “The Friend” in Danish. It was first published in 1949!

  5. Josh June 14, 2010 at 15:39 #

    I love Piccolo, Show Boy and still Boys intensiv :p Homo Action could be very well a shirt of the modern queer left.

  6. math June 15, 2010 at 06:19 #

    oh wow karl, this is really beautiful

    the several ‘coq’s are my favorites

  7. erik June 15, 2010 at 17:59 #

    alot of interesting names! I wonder what picoolo magazine was about.

  8. Ben June 21, 2010 at 19:18 #

    To be honest, I do not think these shirts will be a big hit. The logos aren’t extraordinary enough to give the shirts a catchy look. However I wish you good luck with it anyways.

    As I presume most of the magazines that belong to the logos would appeal more to the average “destroyer” reader than any other gay magazine published today, I’d say it still is a good idea to bring those logos back up to the public. Maybe one day the gay movement reconnects to the part of their roots that I assume some of the magazines stand for and today sadly are long forgotten.

  9. Karl June 21, 2010 at 19:29 #

    I actually don’t think so either, Ben. But it doesn’t matter, I had fun scanning them and might extend the collection later.

  10. Mark December 27, 2010 at 07:16 #

    I liked the COQ logo (and the content. LOL)

  11. Xyz163 January 21, 2012 at 19:00 #

    Piccolo and Boy are my favorits


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