First launched in 1984, Strapazin is a Swiss-based, German language comics magazine focused on the underground and independent scenes. The aesthetic of the work selected is often defined by expressive, gestural drawings filled with motion and energy. Notable Strapazin contributors include SVA’s own Gary Panter and David Sandlin, as well as Daniel Johnston, Le Dernier Cri and Julie Doucet.
The SVA library has 25 issues of Strapazin from June 1994 through the current issue.
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.
Illustration is a Japanese publication featuring illustrators and cartoonists working in a wide range of mediums, from oil paint to digital collage. The magazine often includes step-by-step photographic demos for artists and humorous inserts such as a page featuring the editors in a muscle-flexing contest. We also have two other journals called Illustration, one of which is from England, and the other from the USA. For the Japanese Illustration our holdings start in 1991 and continue to the present day (with some gaps, most notably between 1997-2002).
Some issues include step-by-step “how-to’s” for illustrators.
As an introduction to a series of posts I will be doing in the near future concerning Magazine Covers, I would like to present Alysha Colangeli’s collage, currently on display in the library. Alysha, a graduating Fine Arts student, has worked with me in the picture collection for the past 2+ years. I will be sad to see her go. She leaves us with this parting gift, completely comprised of color copies of magazine covers from our collection. She used at least one from every chronologically divided subdivision: Pre-1920, 1920-1929, 1930-1939, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 2010-2019. Please enjoy, and make sure to come take a gander in person.