Monday, November 27

The Art of Magazine Covers.

Conde Nast, the publisher that brings you Vogue, House & Garden, Vanity Fair and Domino (among many other magazines) has a lovely online archive of reproduction magazine cover art available to purchase. Some of the them date back to the 30's all the way up until the 1950's. There's some really beautiful old sketches and photographs from an amazing array of artists from magazines like Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Vogue and Mademoiselle.

There's some lovely fashion sketches from Cecil Beaton like this group of nine older women seated in a row from Vogue, 1932.

I love this collection of gorgeous 1930's Vogue covers from illustrator Carl Erickson. What a great grouping they'd make.

This is a fun cover from Mademoiselle, a beautiful pastel illustration of woman with fishing pole and tackle basket by Helen Jameson Hall from 1936.

They are all available either matted only, or completely matted and framed. Some are available in two sizes, as well as custom boxed Note Cards (which you could frame yourself!). A grouping of fashion magazine cover cards could be a great look in a bedroom or bath, or make a great gift.

I've always loved these color tinted photographs. This one showing the new shoes and stockings of the season by William Bell, Vogue, 1959 and our own San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge by Serge Balkin for Vogue, 1957.


love.boxes said...

I love the Mademoiselle! Elegant! :)

Anonymous said...

Those vintage mag covers are gorgeous!

jen said...

oh, i love these illustrations!

Anonymous said...

Aren't they the best? I actually have a framed semi-recent H&G cover on my bookshelves, and I love to leave out vintage mags just because the covers are so groovy. There is an old H&G cover I've been looking for forever - it's a rectangular pool with a very rectalinear border of granite and plants, taken at an angle. I can't wait to see if Conde Nast has it available.

Thanks SFGirl!