Magazine Covers — 1950-1959
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 — 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.
Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky : life as a voyage
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.”