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Omni Magazine Covers

Posted by Scott

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I remember seeing Omni magazine when I was a kid and wanting it. For some reason I was never able to get my hands on an issue, so I still don’t know what it’s about, something to do with sci-fi apparently. Anyways, the covers and style are excellent regardless of the content. You can find an archive of all the issues here, although the images aren’t very large.

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Jeff says:

March 26, 2009 at 11:56 am

I used to spend hours in my school’s library reading this mag. Published by Bob Guccione, who also published Penthouse. Very mind-opening; makes Wired read like Readers Digest. Awesome art, crazy (science) fictional stories. My favorite was “The Pear-Shaped Man”. Anybody remember it?

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Kevin says:

March 26, 2009 at 12:01 pm

i totally remember this mag too. my boss at my graphic design internship in college did posters in the early-mid 80′s that looked a lot like this (especially the third one down). i cant believe he used to hand color in the negative space around reversed type, insane.

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Brian says:

March 27, 2009 at 5:45 am

I completely forgot about this magazine. Brings back memories! I also didn’t realize at the time how awesome the covers were!

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Keith Rondinelli says:

March 27, 2009 at 6:10 am

Nice! I collected Omni back in the day (mid-to-late 80′s). Hard to say exactly what it was about, generally sci-fi themed – a little bit of UFOlogy, a bit of future-thinking, some sci-fi stories. I wonder if I still have them somewhere…

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Anthony says:

March 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Awesome find. When I was about 10 years old I ordered a subscription to Omni and I was really excited, but then they stopped printing them 3 issues later.

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Joel says:

March 27, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Occasionally they’d have articles about weird but real subjects and approach them with some surface attempt at research. I remember my favorite being an article about lucid dreaming: what is was and how to teach yourself how to do it. I remember loving that one because the how-to was spot on and I had many years of fun with self-induced lucid dreaming.

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Arthur Artman says:

March 29, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Wow, I also forgot about OMNI. I had several issues at one time. I am sorry to say though, that I cannibalized them for some art projects I was doing. They had very good images for collages, many of which I sold.
I had many of the first issues of “Heavy Metal” then also, but that’s another story.

Thanks Scott

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st8ic says:

March 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm

When I was a kid, I had one issue of Omni and I guess that was my first non-soviet magazine. It was really awesome and as far as I remember it was in english, but had one translated short story ^_^

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Darin says:

April 5, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I now want to know what Arthur Clarke, Miles Davis, Pope John Paul, Miss Piggy, etc have in common…

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Brad C says:

May 17, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I still have the first three complete years of Omni in hardshell sleeves that held 9 or 10 issues. You could order them from the magazine. They are very cool in and of themselves. Textured black with the Omni logo emblazoned in silver. Looking back at the issues I realize the degree of my parent’s liberal mindedness in allowing their very young child to buy these ( I was 8 or 9 when Omni was first published).