June 06, 2004

Ooooooh, shiny!

Covers of US popular magazines from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Cover of 1918 <i>Adventure</i> magazine

Adventure magazine, issue of 18 Feb 1918

The great illustrators of the period 1850-1920 had a tremendous influence on us; they affected us both directly, and subconsciously. They painted the covers for the magazines that were published under thousands of titles, in millions and millions of copies. Today those magazines are forgotten, and the artwork that graced their covers is unknown to the general public and obscure even to specialists.

Via BoingBoing.

Posted by Magpie at June 6, 2004 02:25 AM | Shiny Things | Technorati links |
Comments

When it comes to great art on covers, I'm reminded of one I stumbled across long ago that I enjoyed for the art and the whimsical titles: Click Here

It's a funny world where repression and the arts merge for a little titillation.

Posted by: Kevin Hayden at June 7, 2004 12:50 AM

I smell a Firefly fan.

Right on.

Posted by: William Gillis at June 9, 2004 06:05 PM