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Magazine Covers — 1950-1959

Please enjoy this quick sample of rather worn and misused magazine covers from the 1950’s.

 

Nature April 1951

Nature January 1951

 


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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).

Teen (November 1964)

19 (August 1969)

We have many nice film magazine from the 1950’s forward, here are a few:

Film Culture (Summer 1960)

Film Quarterly (Winter 1967-8) Still from Aurthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde"

The French sure love their cinema. 

An early edition of L’Esprit Créateur: The International Quarterly of French and Francophone Studies.

L'Esprit Createur (Winter 1968)

A couple titanic Fortune Magazines (of which we have many from the 1940’s on).

Fortune (August 1969)

Fortune (June 1964)

A couple of our Graphic Design and Art covers:

Graphis n. 113 (1964)

Art International (1965) Photograph of Yaacov Agam's mural, Double Metamorphosis, on the S.S. Shalom, flagship of the Zim Lines.

Art International (March 1964) Cover by: Rollin Crampton

Industrial Design (November 1969)

Realites (1967)

A trio of the ever elegant Met Bulletin Covers:

Met Bulletin (February 1968)

Met Bulletin (October 1968) A North African Hanging from about 1600, woven silk with metal thread, 18 feet 8 inches x 4 feet 4 inches.

Met Bulletin (February 1969) Water Color by Jacob Marrel.

Met Bulletin (October 1969) Front (aka: right) The Thorn of Charity. Back: David with Two Musicians, and David and Goliath. Miniatures, enlarged three and a half time (per the original cover), from a psalter and prayer book made for Bonne of Luxembourg by Jean Pucelle, French. About 1345. Colors on parchment, 2 1/8 inches x 1 7/8 inches and 2 1/16 inches x 1 3/4 inches. The Cloisters Collection.

And an exceedingly shiny Harper’s Bazaar cover:

Harper's Bazar (December 1969)

Magazine Covers — 1940-1949

Tricolor is the English language edition of La France Libre, a French anti-Nazi publication that began in 1940. Here is the first page of an article about the magazine’s origins.   Below we have the cover for the celebratory July-August 1945 edition.

Surgery assistance by glowing neon letters, RN from 1943.

Free World: A Non-Partisan Magazine Devoted to the United Nations and Democracy featuring both a 1940 dominant and 1945 submissive Hitler, illustrated by Luis Quintanilla.

Here is an interesting cover from a May 1946 Interiors magazine by Bernard Rudofsky, who you can find out more about in our books stacks:

Architecture without architects, an introduction to nonpedigreed architecture.

NA2430.R8

Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky : life as a voyage

N6537.R778 A4 2007


This Met bulletin cover from January 1945 features their smart little logo on the back cover, a deeply saturated blue-green background, and a detail of a painting of Henry Fredrick, Price of Wales, and Sir John Harington, by and unknown painter of the British school. Dated 1603.

1947: the year of the midriff.

Another great Nature cover, February 1949. Illustration by Frederic Sweney.

And lastly, a textured, mysterious American Artist cover from January 1949. The photo is by Telberg-von-Teleheim and is titled “Mask of a Dream.”