George Lois (1931 – 2022)

George Lois died two days ago. He was one of the most iconic art directors of the 20th century. His trademark was the elaborate photographic stagings he designed for the covers of Esquire. They looked like montages or collages, but, for the most part, they were scenes where the celebrities willingly participated. Mohammad Ali, a Muslim, subjected himself to being characterized as Saint Sebastian, a Christian figure, with arrows and everything. Ali and Lois had a symbiotic relationship that developed over countless covers.

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