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Magazine Covers — 1940-1949

Tricolor is the English language edition of La France Libre, a French anti-Nazi publication that began in 1940. Here is the first page of an article about the magazine’s origins.   Below we have the cover for the celebratory July-August 1945 edition.

Surgery assistance by glowing neon letters, RN from 1943.

Free World: A Non-Partisan Magazine Devoted to the United Nations and Democracy featuring both a 1940 dominant and 1945 submissive Hitler, illustrated by Luis Quintanilla.

Here is an interesting cover from a May 1946 Interiors magazine by Bernard Rudofsky, who you can find out more about in our books stacks:

Architecture without architects, an introduction to nonpedigreed architecture.

NA2430.R8

Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky : life as a voyage

N6537.R778 A4 2007


This Met bulletin cover from January 1945 features their smart little logo on the back cover, a deeply saturated blue-green background, and a detail of a painting of Henry Fredrick, Price of Wales, and Sir John Harington, by and unknown painter of the British school. Dated 1603.

1947: the year of the midriff.

Another great Nature cover, February 1949. Illustration by Frederic Sweney.

And lastly, a textured, mysterious American Artist cover from January 1949. The photo is by Telberg-von-Teleheim and is titled “Mask of a Dream.”

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