Category Archives: Magazine Covers
Star Wars is getting the cover treatment from satirists, advertisers, motion graphics/animation/specicial FX artists, newsies, entertainment newsies, techies, and the world of science. Following is a sample of current, and a few historical covers in the SVA Library featuring the world’s foremost Space Opera.
Looking back through the archives there are many more opportunities to spot friendly Jar Jars or the face of C-3PO’s from an earlier age of unrest within the empire.
Or an even earlier (though chronologically later) cover treatment.
Please enjoy this sopping sampling of sweet and sour color from 1970’s art magazines.
Art News was founded in 1902 and is the most widely circulated art magazine in the world.
Art International was based in Switzerland and ran from 1956-1984.
Novum Gebrauchsgraphik, now called Novum, is an international graphic design magazine based in Germany.
Avante Garde had a short run of only 14 issues between 1968 to 1971.
Connoisseur is a publication of self-proclaimed high-brow culture and art:
ArtForum is a contemporary art magazine.
From 1982 we have”the world’s only consumer magazine about beer:” BEER. This is the Beauty (Barbara Eden with her shirt apparently completely unbuttoned) and the beer (that thing pictured in the upper right corner which Barbara made materialize) issue.
The Mob moves in on Wayne Newton. Beverly Hills Diet: Can it kill you? Brazil gags Baez. And the fairy tale wedding (sans the longevity of ever after or happiness).
Dick and Judy Blinn demonstrating what 1980 money looks like:
Some standard 1980 props from Time:
Geo was a great magazine. We have a number of issues in our periodicals from 1979-1985. It was sort of like a more artsy National Geographic, but it is sadly no more.
Next we have a selection of Atlantic magazines, many of which, at least in content and posturing, seem like they could have been published this year.
A selection of Omni magazine seems a fitting way to stagger your imagination, blow your mind, and be done with the mainstream 1980’s. Much like the 1980’s itself, and especially the end of the 80’s, which like the end of any decade tries too hard to descend and ascend and define, the graphics presented here are just a little too awkward and conceptually far-reaching for even 20+ of nostalgic inducing passing time to render endearing. But what do I know?
The picture collection has thousands of magazine covers, hundreds of which, sprinkled throughout the decades, are Film Magazine covers. 1970-1979 seems to have more than others, which is why I decided to give Film Magazines its own post for the 70’s. The 70’s is my favorite decade for cinema. What is yours?