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Nova magazine was a monthly British style magazine of the "Swinging London" era, edited by David Hillman, Dennis Hackett and Harry Peccinotti and published by IPC from March 1965 until October 1975. IPC tried to revive the title in 2000.

It foreshadows publications such as The Face and i-D.

First art director was Harri Peccinotti, who carried on as a freelance photographer for the magazine. Peter Crookston from Sunday Times Magazine took over in 1969 with David Hillman joining him as art director.

Molly Parkin was the first fashion editor at Nova, she was succeeded in 1967 by Caroline Baker who collaborated with the likes of Helmut Newton, Harri Peccinotti and Hans Feurer, Byron Newman and Armet Francis.

Editors: Harry Fieldhouse (Mar-Aug 65); Dennis Hackett (Sep65-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).

Writers for Nova included Graham Green and Lynda Lee-Potter. Nova published the autobiographical writing of Arthur Hopcraft, later expanded into his 1970 book The Great Apple Raid and Other Encounters of a Tin Chapel Tiro.

Illustrators included Mel Calman.

Nova was famous in publishing circles as a woman's magazine that had more male than female readers, which was central to its financial decline.

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