Friday, February 26, 2010

Love and Marriage

I couldn't resist these three old magazines issues because (at least to my twisted mind) the covers have a theme in common. I was attracted to the April 29, 1939 issue of Liberty ("for Liberals with Common Sense") by the colors. It immediately reminded me of one of my favorite golden books that I had growing up: The Color Kittens. Only the kitten on this cover is pushing 40 and seems not to be falling for that man with his hand positioned so suggestively before her.

Those who know me well will know why I picked up on the November 4, 1933 Liberty. I almost fell off my chair laughing when I noticed it. The masks are cool but somewhat bizarre.

The March 1924 International Studio cover featuring "The Bridegroom" costume design by Paul Eschelitscheff has got to be one of the nicest covers I've ever seen. Plus it appears to be a rather rare one. Productive Arts shows it on their page of incredible Russian graphics.


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AnitaNH said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Cynthia. It's an amazing blog.