Monday, May 31, 2010

Market Find/ The Magazine Antiques

A visit to the markets on Saturday at The Garage Markets, on 25th Street, had me unearthing a number of The Magazine Antiques issues from the 1950's, designed by Milton H. Glover, who from 1948 to 1973 was the magazine's designer and then art director.
The Magazine Antiques is a monthly arts publication that focuses on architecture, interior design, and fine and decorative arts.The Magazine Antiques was originally founded in in 1922 and still continues today.

I love these covers that are so cleverly designed, All illustrations, with a clever play on typography. It amazes me that so many magazines these days would never dream of that approach, but back in the 50's/ 60's and even into the 70's, magazines did sell with illustrations on the cover. I have to admit the inside of the magazine from this era is all black and white and the layout seems not to reflect the covers at all but for me it's the covers that really make it, Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any information on Milton H. Glover, I would be interested to know more about him and if he did the illustrations himself or commissioned them from other artists?

All the archives of all decades of The Magazine Antiques can be found on this great site,

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a fabulous find - so jealous! Cheers for the inspiration - Grace X