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MAGAZINE COVERS

 

PULP ROMANCE NARRATIVES

 

GERMAN EXAMPLES, Pan, Gebraughsgrafik etc

 

A

ALFRED HITCHCOCK
THE AMERICAN single grapefruit squirt
THE AMERICAN BUILDER single house designs in colours
THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE
THE AMERICAN WEEKLY
THE AMERICAN LEGION
ARTS, FADS, MODES single artist's studio with nude model
ARGOSY
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (AD) of the 1970's
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 CLASSICS
ARTISTS AND MODELS
ART ET INDUSTRIE, seven examples
ADVERTISING DISPLAY, four examples
ADVERTISING DISPLAY, single

B

BALLYHOO
BOSTON SUNDAY MAGAZINE, PHILADELPHIA SINGLE
THE BAYONET 1915 (FRENCH)
BLACK BAT
BLACK MASK
BLANCO Y NEGRO, two copies
BOLD
BOYS BEST
BRITANNIA
BROADSIDE
BROOM
BUNK
BUZZER

 

C

CAMPUS
CAPTAIN BILLY'S WHIZZBANG
CAPTAIN FUTURE
CASSELLS
CHARLIE CHAN
CHATTERBOX
CHILD LIFE single Pierrot 1927
COLLEGE HUMOR single Talk of the Town
CHAMPION
THE CHILD'S MAGAZINE 1926 single
THE CHILDREN'S OWN MAGAZINE
CHILD LIFE
CHUMS
LE CENACLE
THE CENTURY
CLACK
CLIMAX
CLUES
COLLEGE HUMOR
COLLIER'S
COLLIER'S (Vernon Grant)
COLLIER'S 1914.1915
THE COLONEL
COMET
COMPLETE ADVENTURE NOVELETTES
COMPLETE SKY
COMRADES
CONFESSIONS OF A FEDERAL DICK
CONFESSION!
CONFIDENTIAL
COPPER CUTIES
THE CORNER
CORNHILL 1862 (SINGLE)
CORONET
COSMOPOLITAN
COTERIE
COURIER, 13 THEMATIC GALLERIES
COUNTRY FAIR (6 images)
COUNTRY GENTLEMAN
COUNTRY HOME
COLLEGE HUMOUR (SINGLE)
COUNTRY HOME (single)
CORNHILL 1862 (SINGLE)
CUPID'S CAPERS

 

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)
DOUBLE ACTION GANG
DOUBLE DETECTIVE
DEADWOOD DICK
DREAM WORLD
DR YEN SIN

 

 

E

ENID BLYTON'S MAGAZINE
ELECTRICAL EXPERIMENTER
ESQUIRE, three examples .... 1968 EXAMPLE
ESTAMPES, ENCADREMENTS DES ARTS
ELECTRA
ELLERY QUEEN
EVE
EXCITING LOVE
EXOTIC
EYE
EYEFUL

 

F

FAME AND FORTUNE
FAMILY STAR
FANNY
FANTASY FICTION
FASCINATING THRILLER
THE FEDS
FEMINA
FIFTH COLUMN
FILM FUN
FLAPPER
FRANK READE'S MAGAZINE
FRENCH ART MODELS
FRENCH NIGHT LIFE
FORTUNE (Petruccelli)
FORTUNE (non Petruccelli)
FLAIR
FRA (E.Hubbard)
FROLICS
FUNNY
FUTURISTIC
FUTURE

 

 

G

GAIETY
GALAXY
GANGSTER STORIES
GAY BROADWAY
GEORGE BRUCE CONTACT
GENESIS
GAY FRENCH LIFE
GHOST STORIES
GHOST SUPER DETECTIVE
GIGGLES
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
GIRL WATCH
G- MEN STORIES
G- MEN DETECTIVE
GOBLIN
GOLDEN BOOK
GOLDEN LOVE
GOLDEN WEST
GOLD NUGGET
GOLD SEAL
GOOD HUMOR
GOOD TASTE
GOTHIC
GRAPHIS
GREAT FRENCH CASES
GUILTY
GUN MOLLS
GUY
THE GYPSY, Alan Odle

H

HANDICRAFTS ANNUAL 1934
HANDICRAFTS ANNUAL 1937
HAPPY
HAREM
HARPER'S BAZAAR
HARPER'S BAZAAR (ERTE)
THE HERETICK, (SINGLE) ND (JOHN BETJEMAN, ANTHONY BLUNT)
HARRY FURNISS (SINGLE 1905)
HEADLINE DETECTIVE
THE HERETICK, (SINGLE) ND (JOHN BETJEMAN, ANTHONY BLUNT)
HIGH TIME
HIP AND TOE
HOLIDAY two covers
HOLIDAY DECEMBER 1930 (Adolf Treidler)
HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE
HOME
HONEY
HOPALONG CASSIDY
HORROR STORIES
HOT SPOT
HOTSPUR
HOT STORIES
HOUSE & GARDEN (SINGLE)
HUNTED
HUSH

 

I

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

 

J

JESTER
JOHN BULL
JUDGE, 3
JUDGE, COVERS BY DR SEUSS
JUDGE, COVERS BY Vernon Grant
JUDGE
JEUDI DE LA JEUNESSE
JUGEND 1901
JUGEND 1897
JUNIOR HOME

K

KEN
KNOCK OUT .... BOXING

 

L

LADIES' HOME JOURNAL
LADY'S PICTORIAL (EVE) 1927, take a radio set with you
LAND OF SUNSHINE (California) single
LASSES AND GLASSES
LAUGHTER
LEISURE HOUR 1867
LIBERTY
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
LONDON /HARMSWORTH
LESLIE'S WEEKLY
LOOK MAGAZINE, MAIN GALLLERY (28 EXAMPLES)
THE LONE HAND

 

M

MAD
MADCAP
MAN'S FATE
MAN'S LOOK
MAN'S STORY
MASKED RIDER
MCCALL'S
MCCLURE'S
MECCANO MAGAZINE
THE MENTOR
MEN ONLY
MEN ONLY (Hynes only)
MIDNIGHT
MIGHT AND MAIN
MINX
MISTRESS
MODERN MECHANICS
MODERN WIRELESS February 1923, coastal bungalow radio reception
MOTION PICTURE
MODERN WONDER
MODERN WEEKLY
MOTION PICTURE single
MOTION PICTURE CLASSIC
MOVIE ACTION
MONSTER PARADE
MR.
MURDER!
MUSCLE BUILDER
MYSTERY STORIES
MYSTIQUE.

 

 

 

N

NASH'S 1930'S
NASH'S
NEBULA
NEW DETECTIVE , 15 Stories
NEW MAN
NEW SCIENTIST, six pieces of artwork
NEW YORKER
NATIONAL HOME MONTHLY
NEW STATESMAN
NICK CARTER
NIFTY
NIGHTCAP
NUDISTORY
NYLON JUNGLE

 

 

O

OLD SLEUTH
OUTRE
OUTING 1897

P

PAGAN
PAN
PASSING SHOW
PASSING SHOW MORE
LA PLUME, Mucha
PALL MALL BUDGET
PALL MALL
PEPPER
PHANTOM DETECTIVE
PHYSICAL CULTURE
PICTORIAL REVIEW (SINGLE)
PICTUREGOER
THE PIRATE
PIX
PLAYBOY
POLICE DETECTIVE
POSTER. M.YENDIS
POPULAR ELECTRICITY
PRACTICAL ELECTRICS single The New Flame Language
PRISON STORIES
PRINTERS' PIE
PUBLIC ENEMY
PULPS- POPULAR MECHANIX ETC The Thirties
PULPS- POPULAR MECHANIX ETC The Fifties
POPULAR SCIENCE AUGUST 1936
PRACTICAL MECHANICS DECEMBER 1933
PRACTICAL WIRELESS (single)
POSTER

 

Q

THE QUEEN, two examples
QUICKIE

R

RADIO NEWS
RADIO TIMES, four covers 1979/80 Proms, Hitchhikers Guide
RAGE
RANGELAND ROMANCE
REAL MEN
RED MASK
DIE RECLAME (Dutch Advertising) FRONT
DIE RECLAME (Dutch Advertising) BACK
RED CROSS MAGAZINE
RADIO BARCELONA, single
THE RING
ROMP
RUGGED

 

S

SAINT NICHOLAS single Sports Number
THE SAINT
SATAN
SATURDAY EVENING POST, .....the First Age
SATURDAY EVENING POST, ...the second age

 

SAUCY
SAUCY ROMANTIC ADVENTURES
SCIENTIFIC DETECTION
SCIENCE FICTION
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 1914 - 1918
SCIENCE AND MECHANICS (single)
SCOTLAND YARD
SCRIBNER'S
SECRET AGENT
SENSATION
SEVEN
SEXSCOPE
THE SHADOW
SHADOWLAND
SIZZLE
SKETCH
SMART SET single stories from life
SMASH
SNAP
SOUTHERN AGRICULTURALIST (SINGLE)

SPACE

SPHERE (Coronation number)
THE SPHERE (Pauline Baynes)

SPICE

SPORTS MAGAZINE NO 1 (SINGLE)
NEW SPORT MAGAZINE (SINGLE)

SPICY

SPORTSMAN

SPREE

SPRING HEELED JACK

STRENGTH single trapeze balancing
STAGE
STANFORD ILLUSTRATED REVIEW 1927 single Big Game
SULTRY
SYSTEM
STITCHCRAFT
SWINGLE
SURVEY GRAPHIC
SYSTEM

 

T

TALES OF MAGIC
TELLING TALES
TRAVEL single 1924
TOBY
TATLER (SINGLE)
TODAY'S MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN (SINGLE)
THEATRE MAGAZINE
THIS WEEK
THRILLS
TIGER
TIT-BITS
TITTER
TOMORROW
TONIGHT
TOUCH
TOWN AND COUNTRY (Frank Lloyd Wright) July 1937
TRIANGLE (SINGLE) 1945
TROPICAL
TRUE GANGSTER STORIES (SINGLE) 1939
TRUELOVE
TV TIMES 1979/ 80 Joanna Lumley and Cathy McGowan

 

U

UNCANNY
UNCLE SAM (SINGLE)
USSR IN CONSTRUCTION
UNCLE REMUS' HOME MAGAZINE (single)

V

VANITY FAIR
VENUS
VOGUE

W

WE WISDOM
WENDINGEN
WHISPER
WICKED
WIDE AWAKE
WIT
WIZARD
WOMAN'S WORLD (LATER)
WOMAN'S WORLD (FIRST)
WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION
WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION single 1927, ship's prow
WOMAN AND HOME (2)
WOMAN
WOMAN'S OWN (3, 1951, 1949 and 1950 UK)
WOMAN'S OWN (1, NOVEMBER 1971 UK)
WOMAN'S ILLUSTRATED (1, UK)
WOMAN'S JOURNAL (1) 1938
WONDERS OF WORLD ENGINEERING
WOOF (single)
WORLD MAN HUNTERS
WORLD TRAVELLER single 1923
WOW
WU FANG THE MYSTERIOUS

 

X

 

Y

YEARNINGS
YELLOW SILK ( single) 1992
YOUNG ROVER
YOUTH'S COMPANION (SINGLE)

Z

ZEPPELIN
ZIPPY

 

 

 

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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