19 Of The Independent’s Most Striking Front Pages

Waaaaay back at the beginning of February, the Independent Newspaper announced it was to cease to exist, with all their content moving online. The Independent has often lead with some of the most famous headlines through the years. Here are Buzzfeed’s top 19

This first ever Independent front page, 7 October 1986.

2. Bono edited the edition of 16 May 2006, with its Damien Hirst-designed cover, and half of all revenues went to fighting AIDS in Africa.

Bono edited the edition of 16 May 2006, with its Damien Hirst-designed cover, and half of all revenues went to fighting AIDS in Africa.

Carl De Souza / AFP / Getty Images

3. This how the Indy bid farewell to Tony Blair’s premiership.

This how the Indy bid farewell to Tony Blair's premiership.

The Independent

4. And covered the re-election of Barack Obama to the Oval Office in 2012.

And covered the re-election of Barack Obama to the Oval Office in 2012.

The Independent

5. This front page, covering the Japanese tsunami and earthquake on 14 March 2011, was typical of the paper’s style of dramatic storytelling fronts.

This front page, covering the Japanese tsunami and earthquake on 14 March 2011, was typical of the paper's style of dramatic storytelling fronts.

The Independent / Via twitpic.com and Twitter: @suttonnick

6. This front page cleverly railed against High Court super-injunctions: “The law is a farce.”

This front page cleverly railed against High Court super-injunctions: "The law is a farce."

The Independent / Via twitpic.com and Twitter: @suttonnick

7. A bold choice of words to mark the closure of News of the World on 7 July 2011.

A bold choice of words to mark the closure of News of the World on 7 July 2011.

The Independent / Via twitpic.com and Twitter: @suttonnick

8. It was “mob rule” during the London riots on 9 August 2011.

It was "mob rule" during the London riots on 9 August 2011.

The Independent / Via Twitter: @suttonnick and twitpic.com

9. This striking image from the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony won plaudits around the world.

This striking image from the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony won plaudits around the world.

The Independent / Via twitpic.com and Twitter: @suttonnick

10. The Independent summed up the feelings of many in the industry with this take on the long-running Leveson Inquiry into press ethics, on 30 November 2012.

The Independent summed up the feelings of many in the industry with this take on the long-running Leveson Inquiry into press ethics, on 30 November 2012.

The Independent / Via twitpic.com and Twitter: @suttonnick

11. An unusual, almost magazine-style treatment for “The heroine of Sandy Hook”, 16 December 2012.

An unusual, almost magazine-style treatment for "The heroine of Sandy Hook", 16 December 2012.

The Independent / Via twitpic.com and Twitter: @suttonnick

12. Innovative use of data on a story about sexual assault victims, on 11 January 2013.

Innovative use of data on a story about sexual assault victims, on 11 January 2013.

The Independent / Via Twitter: @suttonnick

13. From November 2013 The Independent started putting the masthead on the left-hand side.

From November 2013 The Independent started putting the masthead on the left-hand side.

The Independent / Via Twitter: @amolrajan

14. Stark monochrome for the death of Margaret Thatcher, on 9 April 2013.

Stark monochrome for the death of Margaret Thatcher, on 9 April 2013.

The Independent / Via Twitter: @RosamundUrwin

15. And something similar for the death of Nelson Mandela in December 2013.

And something similar for the death of Nelson Mandela in December 2013.

The Independent / Via Twitter: @suttonnick

16. The Indy became famous for putting animal causes at the centre of attention and in 2013 raised more than £500,000 to combat elephant poaching in Africa, in what it called its most successful campaign to date.

The Indy became famous for putting animal causes at the centre of attention and in 2013 raised more than £500,000 to combat elephant poaching in Africa, in what it called its most successful campaign to date.

The Independent / Via Twitter: @independent

17. When aid worker Alan Henning was killed by ISIS fighters in October 2014, the Independent on Sundaydecided against showing a picture from ISIS’s propaganda film and said: “Here is the news, not the propaganda.”

When aid worker Alan Henning was killed by ISIS fighters in October 2014, the Independent on Sunday decided against showing a picture from ISIS's propaganda film and said: "Here is the news, not the propaganda."

The Independent on Sunday / Via Twitter: @suttonnick

18. This cartoon, by The Independent’s Dave Brown, came after the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris in January 2015.

This cartoon, by The Independent's Dave Brown, came after the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris in January 2015.

The Independent / Via Twitter: @suttonnick

19. Not every paper decided to put this image, showing the dead body of Alan Kurdi, on their front pages, but The Independent did with the headline: “Somebody’s child.”

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