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Yet another set of Halloween goodies, this time from the 1930s. You can never go wrong with Liberty Magazine. And how creepy (yet strangely cool) is that cat decoration? Via Graves and Ghouls.
Thrilling Mystery Magazine (1935) and Dime Mystery Magazine (1947). “Weird, menacing thrills on every page!” xVia Magazine Art.
Country Gentleman was an American agricultural magazine that was founded in 1831. In 1955 it was the 2nd most popular agricultural magazine in the US with almost 3 million subscribers. I love the illustrations- they feel like classic American illustrations, showing the “Mayberry” times I wish we still lived in. Ironically, the oldest examples I’ve posted here feel the most modern.
I discovered a great new resource- it’s an online museum of all sorts of design and memorabilia from the Netherlands. It’s easy to navigate and has nice large images. The racing poster is titled “Tilburgsche Wieler en Motorbaan T.W.E.M.” and was created in 1921-1922. The soccer poster is titled “Zondag a.s. voetbalwedstrijd tusschen D.F.C.” and was created in 1900-1925.
Another Fab.com sale caught my eye- and how perfect is it for October? They’re selling digital prints of these great old magician’s posters. You can see the full set of offerings here. They’re all 18×24 and $28 each.
I’m such a sucker for the overly full, ornate vintage typography mixed with flourishes. This is a nice example of incorporating a modern photo. Being an ad for breakfast doesn’t hurt either. It is, after all, one of God’s gift to mankind. This piece was made by the master of hand-drawn lettering, Jon Contino. Found via Simplesong.