Time flies at Time Out. Last month marked 50 years since Time Out's first issue hit the streets of London. Fast-forward five decades and that pocket-sized pamphlet, put together by founder Tony Elliott on his kitchen table, has grown into a global brand, and a lifestyle companion with a presence in 108 cities across the world – including ours. You lucky bunch.
Over the years, our magazines have seen countless fantastic cover designs – some groundbreaking, some risqué, some fronted by world-famous stars – and to celebrate this half century in the game, we're going to be showing off just a few of the best.
Alongside all the goings on down in Qianmen and Dashilar for Beijing Design Week 2018, from this Saturday (September 22) to October 7, we'll be holding a free exhibition at the awesome Quanyechang
, featuring covers from London's 50 years, many of our own from 14 years in action in the capital, and pieces from Time Out
editions elsewhere – including this one, the first-ever edition of the magazine:
And maybe even this one, if the prudes approve it:
It's all part of Time Out
's wider celebration of the last five decades, with all sorts of parties
and festive features
going on, plus a covers exhibition
already underway at London's Museum of Brands
. Stop on by, if you're there. If the transience of an exhibition just isn't enough for you, there's also a book on its way – Time Out 50
, which collects 50 of the finest covers from the past 50 years from across the globe. Fancy!