Sunday, 15 February 2009
John Bull magazine and The Passing Show UPDATED!!!
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John Bull magazine had super drawn covers like the american The Saturday Evening Post, the John Bull covers encapsulated post-war Britain and employed some of Britain's finest illustrators. quote from wikipedia.
I love these witty drawings on magazine covers of the past..
Juat discovered www.advertising archives which have 50,000 pictures...so loads of these great British magazines to enjoy. It really shows the era of the 40's..50's..60's and 70's.
The artistic, pleasing to the eye and skill of these works which no photo can capture. Todays magazines use photos mostly...I feel they are missing out on a drawing visual feast...these covers are good enough to be collected and put on the wall.
Are we tired yet of the celebrity...man and women photo covers on todays magazines...can we learn from the past...
Its time for a change!!!