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MAGAZINE COVERS

 

PULP ROMANCE NARRATIVES

 

A

THE AMERICAN single grapefruit squirt
THE AMERICAN BUILDER single house designs in colours
ARTS, FADS, MODES single artist's studio with nude model
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW of the 1950's
THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE
THE ARTS c1945 (Edward Bawden)
AVANT-GARDE
ADVERTISING OUTDOORS
AGRICULTURAL MAGAZINES
THE AMERICAN BOY (SINGLE)
ART ET DECORATION BY COSSARD
ARTS AND CRAFTS single
ASIA, cover by Frank Macintosh Oct 1930
ART ET INDUSTRIE, seven examples
ADVERTISING DISPLAY, four examples
ADVERTISING DISPLAY, single

B

BALLYHOO, FRONT AND BACK (in Matisse style)
BOSTON SUNDAY MAGAZINE, PHILADELPHIA SINGLE
THE BAYONET 1915 (FRENCH)
BLANCO Y NEGRO, two copies

C

CHILD LIFE single Pierrot 1927
COLLEGE HUMOR single Talk of the Town
THE CHILD'S MAGAZINE 1926 single
LE CENACLE
THE CENTURY
COURIER, 13 THEMATIC GALLERIES
COTERIE
CORNHILL 1862 (SINGLE)
COLLIER'S
COLLIER'S 1914.1915
COUNTRY GENTLEMAN
COUNTRY FAIR (6 images)
COLLEGE HUMOUR (SINGLE)
COUNTRY HOME (single)

D

THE DAIRY FARMER single 1927 milking
D'ACI D'ALLA,two copies
D'ACI D'ALLA, single
DANCE LOVERS (single)
THE DANCE (single)
THE DANCE (single)
THE DELINEATOR
THE DESIGNER (SINGLE)

E

ESQUIRE, three examples .... 1968 EXAMPLE
ESTAMPES, ENCADREMENTS DES ARTS

 

F

FORTUNE (Petruccelli)
FORTUNE (non Petruccelli)
FLAIR
FRA (E.Hubbard)

 

G

GRAPHIS
GOLDEN BOOK
THE GYPSY, Alan Odle

H

HANDICRAFTS ANNUAL 1934
HANDICRAFTS ANNUAL 1937
HOLIDAY DECEMBER 1930 (Adolf Treidler)
HOLIDAY two covers
HARPER'S BAZAAR
HARPER'S BAZAAR (ERTE)
HARPER'S WEEKLY........ ANOTHER
HOUSE & GARDEN (SINGLE)
THE HERETICK, (SINGLE) ND (JOHN BETJEMAN, ANTHONY BLUNT)

 

I

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS 1877 (UK)
ILLUSTRATED 1940'S AND 1950'S (UK)

J

JUDGE
JEUDI DE LA JEUNESSE
JUGEND 1901
JUGEND 1897
JUNIOR HOME

K

KEN

 

L

LAND OF SUNSHINE (California) single
LIBERTY single shaving
LIFE (photographic)
LIFE single 1926 "It's a Girl"
LIFE (humorous)
LITHOPINION (single)
LITERARY DIGEST
LES VINGTS , Brussels 1892
LILLIPUT Menu
LIBERTY, WORKER BETWEEN LEFT AND RIGHT
LONDON OPINION
LONDON OPINION, BRUCE ANGRAVE
LADIES' HOME JOURNAL
LESLIE'S WEEKLY
LOOK MAGAZINE, MAIN GALLLERY (28 EXAMPLES)
LEISURE HOUR 1867

 

M

MOTION PICTURE single
MEN ONLY
MEN ONLY (Hynes only)
MODERN WONDER
MOTION PICTURE
MCCLURE'S
MCCALL'S
MAD
THE MENTOR
MECCANO MAGAZINE

 

 

N

NEW YORKER
NASH'S 1930'S
NEW STATESMAN
NATIONAL HOME MONTHLY
NEW SCIENTIST, six pieces of artwork

O

OUTING 1897

P

PASSING SHOW
LA PLUME, Mucha
PALL MALL BUDGET
PALL MALL
PRINTERS' PIE
PULPS- POPULAR MECHANIX ETC The Thirties
PULPS- POPULAR MECHANIX ETC The Fifties
POPULAR SCIENCE AUGUST 1936
PRACTICAL MECHANICS DECEMBER 1933
PRACTICAL WIRELESS (single)
POSTER
PRACTICAL ELECTRICS single The New Flame Language
POSTER. M.YENDIS
PHYSICAL CULTURE
PICTORIAL REVIEW (SINGLE)
PICTUREGOER

 

Q

THE QUEEN, two examples
 

R

DIE RECLAME (Dutch Advertising) FRONT
DIE RECLAME (Dutch Advertising) BACK
RED CROSS MAGAZINE
RADIO BARCELONA, single

S

STRENGTH single trapeze balancing
SMART SET single stories from life
SAINT NICHOLAS single Sports Number
STANFORD ILLUSTRATED REVIEW 1927 single Big Game
SYSTEM
STITCHCRAFT
SURVEY GRAPHIC
SCIENCE AND MECHANICS (single)
SPHERE (Coronation number)
THE SPHERE (Pauline Baynes)
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 1914 - 1918
SATURDAY EVENING POST .....the First Age
SATURDAY EVENING POST, ...the second age
SPORTSMAN
SYSTEM
STAGE
SOUTHERN AGRICULTURALIST (SINGLE)
SKETCH
SCRIBNER'S
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED NO.1 (SINGLE)
NEW SPORT MAGAZINE (SINGLE)

 

T

TRAVEL single 1924
TOBY
TATLER (SINGLE)
TODAY'S MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN (SINGLE)
TOWN AND COUN TRY (Frank Lloyd Wright) July 1937
THEATRE MAGAZINE

U

USSR IN CONSTRUCTION
UNCLE REMUS' HOME MAGAZINE (single)

V

VANITY FAIR
VOGUE
 

W

WORLD TRAVELLER single 1923
WENDINGEN
WOMAN'S WORLD
WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION
WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION single 1927, ship's prow
WOMAN AND HOME (2)
WOMAN
WOMAN'S OWN (3, UK)
WOMAN'S ILLUSTRATED (1, UK)
WOMAN'S JOURNAL (1) 1938
WONDERS OF WORLD ENGINEERING

 

X

 

Y

YOUTH'S COMPANION (SINGLE)

Z

 

 

 

Being chosen for a Magazine Cover (Steven Dohanos and his sitter)

 

AMERICAN MAGAZINE COVERS JULY 1942, THE ADVENT OF WAR

 

Now what's the point of all this industry with my fevered collections of magazine covers sorted by their titles? Some of the dullest books in eternity have paraded glossy reproductions of these juicy gems as a sort of visual candy. I want to use this luxurious spread as a series of visual tests for you, dear viewer.

The designer of the Magazine Cover has many aspects to consider:

1. how well do succeeding issues represent the title on the newstand?

2. how well does each cover design function with its accompanying text?

3. how well does the design represent the selected feature within, or the chosen theme for the magazine?

4. how appropriate is the design for the month of publication?

5. how does the sense of the title extend over time?

6.When the same title is used for a different type of publication, how is this to be absorbed? e.g. Life, Tatler etc.

 

Given the constraints, how closely does the design teeter on the edge of the Total Cliche? you can make your own list of infamy as to what will represent each month. Failures at this game and safe choices have a certain charm. But as readers we do know what is entailed by the presence of a Turkey, Beach Ball, Snow Ball, Hare, Pumpkin, Graduation Ritual etc etc.

I do recommend you looking at JUDGE which subverted the whole deal. Month by month succeeding issues presented their own versions of popular newsstand titles, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post, Popular Mechanix, with Pin-Up themes, Pulp Murder issues. How mischievously JUDGE infiltrated itself into the newsstand each month, sailing under false colours.

 

 

Fougasse for PUNCH,

from Mr.Punch and the Arts c1938

 

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