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Advertising – Cigarettes

Instead of a cigarette, enjoy a small sampling from our chronological assortment of 1000’s cigarette ads, from the 1920’s till today, currently on display on the top shelf of the picture collection.

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1920-1929

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1930-1939

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1940-1949

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1950-1959

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1960-1969

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1970-1979

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1980-1989

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1990-1999

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2000-2009

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2010-2019

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Nest : a magazine of interiors

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Nest
Fall 1998-Fall 2004

In the Winter 1999-2000 issue of Nest, architect and urban theorist Rem Koolhaas wrote in critical appreciation:

Nest goes for the jugular of the secretive. Sometimes the intimacies revealed are almost voyeuristically painful. It is significant that in the era of celebrity and the relentless confessional, the glimpses of previously hidden lives that Nest reveals are shocking in their acute, slightly obscene quality. They show the extent of editing, pruning and laundering that the professional press of revelation performs before launching its “surprises” for the public. By insisting on the intricacies of private life Nest reveals the complete flattening of the public at the end of the 20th century.”

Founding editor Joseph Holtzman “believed that an igloo, a prison cell or a child’s attic room (adorned with Farrah Fawcett posters) could be as compelling as a room by a famous designer” (NYT). His relentless magazine ran for 26 issues. The SVA Library has all but the first issues (donations encouraged).

These scans don’t do its vibrancy justice.

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Igloos, Fall 1998

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“This building is my memory,” Fall 1998

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A Room of One’s Own, Fall 1998

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Philip Apagya’s Portrait Studio, Winter 1999-2000

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Final Nest: Death Chambers, Winter 2001-2002

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Les Harris, Winter 2001-2002

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Object Lesson, Summer 2000 (inside the home of Warhol’s longtime manager Fred Hughes, whose bedridden baldspot is featured in the foreground)

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Palace of Living Art, Summer 2000 (Van Gogh in wax)

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Divine Providence, Spring 2004 (“recent design trends at Rhode Island School of Design”)

And if beautifully published periodicals on realistic interior design (i.e. not Architectural Digest–which we also have) is your thing, have a look at Spain based Apartemento .

The Sienese Shredder

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The Sienese Shredder
nos 1-4; 2006-2010
www.sienese-shredder.com

The Sienese Shredder #1 has a mango cover with a fox and a clock. Inside, right off the bat, is History and Truth (a commencement address), followed by Gérard de Nerval’s Chantilly (“filled with very old retired servants, walking their limping dogs”), postcard collages by John Ashbery, music by Alan Shockley, the marketing of surrealism, Ron Padgett, Harry Mathews, A Parliament of Refrigerator Magnets, delirious episodes in contemporary art, a poem played out through a lyrical Twister, a Duchampian chess challenge bearing a cupid, Honey’s Metaphoric Energy Transfer, The New Crustacean, and more, ending after over 200 pages with J-K Huysmans, of Against Nature, in Haarlem.

Flip through the next three and find currency collages, mute critics, bughouse poets, Whitman’s glasses, Toilet Rolls, Macintoshages, octopussarian impulses, de Kooning’s last drawing, epitaphs by William Beckford, eyeballs, giant-size mini books, spools by Crumb, and Jesus Christ. These aren’t even the highlights.

Founded and edited by Brice Brown and Trevor Winkfield, The Shredder ran for four issues, 2006-2010. Each issue contained an audio CD. “Contents can include writings by visual artists; art by writers; poets as installation artists; photographers as poets, and the range of contributors moves from the well-known and up-and-coming to the unknown or forgotten,” says the website (which has excerpts and issues for sale).

The complete series is available in our Periodicals archive.

 

 

Shirley Jaffe, Paintings (Issue #1)

Shirley Jaffe, Paintings (Issue #1)

 

Raphael Rubinstein, In Search of the Miraculous: 50 Episodes from the Annals of Contemporary Art (Issue#1)

Raphael Rubinstein, In Search of the Miraculous: 50 Episodes from the Annals of Contemporary Art (Issue#1)

 

Jane Hammond, Paintings (Issue #1)

Jane Hammond, Paintings (Issue #1)

 

Ron Morosan, Louis Eilshemius Drawings (Issue #1)

Ron Morosan, Louis Eilshemius Drawings (Issue #1)

 

John Graham, The Case of Mr. Picasso (Issue #3)

John Graham, The Case of Mr. Picasso (Issue #3)

 

Larry Rivers, Poems and Drawings from the 1950s (Issue #3)

Larry Rivers, Poems and Drawings from the 1950s (Issue #3)

 

 

Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump, “The World’s Most Popular Manga”, was a monthly Americanized version of the original weekly Japanese Shonen Jump. The first American Issue (no. 0) came out in November 2002. The magazine featured around 6 different comics, each by a different artist with ongoing stories that continued from one issue to the next. Featured manga titles include Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bleach, One Piece,  Dragon Ball Z, Slam Dunk, and Yu Yu Hakusho.

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Shonen Jump

The library has a total of 98 Shonen Jump‘s (all but 2) from the first to the final issue.

Remember: manga reads from right to left!

Shonen Jump, no. 0.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, no. 0.
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Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto.

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

Yu-Gi-Oh Activity

Yu-Gi-Oh Activity
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.
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The images that follow are all from the comic YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi, which centers around teenage rebel/gang member/punk Yusuke Urameshi.

The compositions, in fight scenes especially, are extremely dynamic, with onomatopoeia sprinkled all over the place (WHAM!):

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 3. March 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

The comic is graphically playful — many different textures (halftones, gradients, speckles, marble, probably achieved through Letratone) are juxtaposed side-by-side and flatten the image.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi (close-up).
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

Togashi sometimes entirely changes his drawing style for a single panel and draws a character off-model for comedic or dramatic effect.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi. Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 1. January 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 1. January 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 3. March 2003.


YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.




Airbrush Action

Since 1985 Airbrush Action has been teaching artists how to satisfy clients that go in for the Kenny Powers aesthetic. This fine magazine includes tips, tricks, step-by-step how-to’s, competitions, and interviews with airbrush artists. Seemingly every variety of airbrushed material is covered: t-shirts, cars, trucks, buses, helicopters, giant lobster statues, magazine ads, snowmobiles, pre-photoshop photo retouching, medical illustration, toy packaging graphics, fake marble walls, leotards, pleather jackets, bowling pins, bicycles, caricatures, fingernails, hair, prosthetic puppets, and fine art paintings.

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The SVA library has nearly all of the Airbrush Action magazines released between 1988 and the present. Feast your eyes.

Airbrush Action. July/August 2002.

Airbrush Action. July/August 2002.

Airbrush Action. August 1992.

Airbrush Action. August 1992.

Airbrush Action. September/October 1993.

Airbrush Action. September/October 1993.

Airbrush Action. March/April 1988.

Airbrush Action. March/April 1988.

Airbrush Action. September/October 1989.

Airbrush Action. September/October 1989.

Airbrush Action. October 1994.

Airbrush Action. October 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1989.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1989.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1988.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1988.

 

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1991.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1991.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1991.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1991.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1993.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1993.
Jozef Sumichrast

Airbrush Action. January-February 1993.
Jozef Sumichrast

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1993.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1993.
Jan Strnad & Richard Corben

Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

 Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal”
Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Jim Henson’s “Dinosaurs” Puppets
Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1994.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1994.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1990.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1990.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1993.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1993.

Airbrush Action

Airbrush Action.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1991.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1991.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1990.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1990.

Airbrush Action. November-December 2002.

Airbrush Action. November-December 2002.
Steve Vandemon

Airbrush Action. March-April 2005.

Airbrush Action. March-April 2005.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1993.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1993.

Airbrush Action. September-October 1994.

Airbrush Action. September-October 1994.

Airbrush Action. November-December 2002.

Airbrush Action. November-December 2002.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1993.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1993.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.