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.
Garage Magazine started in 2011 and, as of this post, has published two issues. The Visual Art Library has both of them. Like Hirst’s The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, Garage Magazine has a very superlative feeling about it; lethal and mysterious like an illegal arms deal, unfathomably rich and well connected, beautiful and razor sharp like a Russian model. Dasha Zhukova, from page 1, issue 1:
It really is a great magazine. Much of the content, or projects, is fashion leaning fine arts or fine art leaning fashion, and mostly too wonderful to be pigeonholed so clunkily. The actual product is impressive and lushly published, as evidenced by these Clare Rojas Patterns (4 of 12 included in issue #2 of the magazine):
From a series called Draw Queens (credits to follow):
The magazine has humor a plenty as well, such as this series that appears in both issues, in which Derek Blasberg publishes some of his personal e-mails
From page 230 of issue #2:
From a series called Greeting from Carnyville edited by Giovanna Battaglia, starring Eugenie Niarchos, and photography by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello:
And lastly, from Issue 1:
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?
We continue our look at magazine covers throughout the decades with a diverse smattering from the 1960’s. We start off with some teen magazines (teen magazines, much like the teenagers, were invented in the 1950’s and really came into their own in the 1960’s).
We have many nice film magazine from the 1950’s forward, here are a few:
A couple titanic Fortune Magazines (of which we have many from the 1940’s on).
A couple of our Graphic Design and Art covers:
A trio of the ever elegant Met Bulletin Covers:
And an exceedingly shiny Harper’s Bazaar cover: