Star Wars – The Print Awakens
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.
Magazine Covers — 1950-1959
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:
Magazine Covers 1960-1969
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:
The French sure love their cinema.
An early edition of L’Esprit Créateur: The International Quarterly of French and Francophone Studies.
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:
Magazine Covers – 1970-1979 – Part 2 (Film Magazines)
Posted by Periodicals/Reference Librarian
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?
Sight and Sound Spring 1970. John Frankenheimer's "The Horsemen". Photo by Hayden Percival.
Sight and Sound Spring 1971. Squirrel Nutkin (Wayne Sleep) in the Royal Ballet Film "Tales of Beatrix Potter," directed by Reginald Mills.
Film Comment Summer 1971. Jeanne Moreau and Orson Welles in Chimes at Midnight (1965) aka "Falstaff." Photo by Peppercorn - Wormser
Film Comment Spring 1972. Jane Fonda in "Klute." Photo: Warner Brothers.
Film Quarterly Fall 1972. Bud Cort in "Harold and Maude."
From Tom Dewitt Ditto's "The Fall" (1971) More About Tom Dewitt Ditto
Film Quarterly Winter 1972/1973. From Robert Altman's "Images."
AFI Report (American Film Institure Quarterly) Spring 1974. Cookie Monster eating the vision of the tele.
Film Comment Jan/Feb 1974. "Ken Takakura, Japan's number one Yakuza star. Photo: Paul Schrader.
Film Comment Nov/Dec 1974
Film Quarterly Fall 1975. Bennie Casey as "Hit Man."
Film Comment Nov Dec 1975. Georgina Hale in Ken Russell's "Mahler" (photo: MOMA/Film Stills).
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