Nova magazine – legendary covers from the 1960s
was a groundbreaking women's monthly published by Newnes/IPC from March 1965 to October 1975. The launch
editor was Harry Fieldhouse.
Dennis Hackett took over after six months, having been editor at Jocelyn Stevens' Queen
. Such was Nova
's reputation that IPC tried to revive the title in 2000, but it did not last.
The first designer was Harri Peccinotti, who carried on as a freelance photographer. Peter Crookston from the Sunday Times Magazine
later took over with David Hillman joining as art director. Editors:
- Harry Fieldhouse (Mar-Aug 65);
- Dennis Hackett (Sep 65-Dec 67);
- Bill Smithies (Jan-Jun 68);
- Dennis Hackett (Jul 68-Apr 69);
- Peter Crookston (May/Jun 69- Nov 70);
- Gillian Cooke (Dec 70- Oct 75).
The book Nova 1965-1975
, compiled by David Hillman and Harri Peccinotti, and edited by David Gibbs, was published by Pavilion Books in 1993. It was republished by Batsford in 2019 as Nova 1965-1975: The style bible of the 60s and 70s
1965 (women's monthly, Newnes / IPC)