As time has marched on, we have lost various art forms — the art of the album cover is nearly lost (since there is no reason to create an image to fit on a physical cover anymore — though this IG account helps preserve it), and the art of the cheesy beefcake poster is ... a lost cause.
But who could ever forget those hot-guy posters while they lasted?!
The latest male sex symbol, sometimes having risen through the ranks of teen mags, sometimes coming from the world of Chippendales or male modeling or TV, would be granted a solo poster, and that poster — usually a shameless presentation of their gleaming smiles and glistening bodies — would be one of 100 you could flip through on a rack at Spencer's Gifts or some other tawdry storefront at your local mall.
Nobody has posters anymore!
Check out these, some of the hottest of the hot-guy posters of the '70s and '80s, poses that even at the time were outrageous and sometimes cringeworthy, but that live on in our memories in ways the guys posing for them ... probably never imagined: