Martha Stewart Picks Her 25 Favorite Covers

Celebrating a brand that launched with the Winter 1990 issue.

The magic number this spring at Martha Stewart Living remains 25.

To go along with last fall’s 25th anniversary edition, the magazine has followed with a special $9.95 Collector’s Edition print issue on newsstands through June 26. There was also a 25-day social media campaign launched in March that encouraged readers to share their favorite magazine memories using the hashtag #25yearsofmartha.


The item that caught our eye in the 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is a chronological compilation of Stewart’s favorite covers over the years; 25 in all, one for each year of publication. Above is her first pick, the preview launch issue from Winter 1990.

Stewart’s second-through-fourth choices also feature the boss on the cover, but from there, intriguingly, it’s dominated by decorations, holidays and food, with just three more covers showing Stewart. Among the most striking cover artwork on display is a 1999 Christmas issue featuring a photograph of a sleeping child waiting for the big day to arrive, and a 2009 pumpkins-in-field display arranged for Halloween.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Martha Stewart Living Sweetens 25th Anniversary Issue With Will Cotton Cover