Saturday, 4 December 2010

Cover fashion

Take a look at this brilliant image, from the How to be a Retronaut website. It's a montage of images of the cover of Time magazine, 1923 to 2009, and shows clearly the changing fashions of , magazine covers, from black and white to colour, from single portraits to complex images with busy backgrounds.

It reminded me, I once bought an issue of Woman's Weekly from 1941 via eBay, just to see how the magazine had evolved. Interesting background research for any womag writer.

3 comments:

Queenie said...

Some years ago, a friend gave me a WW from 1942. Fascinating stuff!

Karen said...

Amazing! I have a couple of ancient Woman's Weeklies too and it's funny to see how much they've changed.

Nicolette said...

Funny you should say that, but my Mum had a pile of Woman's Weekly mags from the 1950s and 1960s. She'd kept them for knitting patterns and recipes, etc, but reading them were hugely interesting! Especially the problem pages, which seem incredibly mild compared to today's fare!