“By 1920 the gear-and-lever voting machine had become the official voting method in New York, Minnesota, California, Connecticut, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Illinois, Washington, Massachusetts, and Kansas. The voting machine, pictured in Popular Science Monthly with a contemplative voter, became a symbol of good government and progressive reform.” -via American History
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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.
Here’s a mix of designs from the 1950s-1960s that were released during Halloween. There’s so much stuff out there, it’s hard to pick just a handful. Keep checking back for Halloween pieces from other decades! 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’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.
Hooray! Even Popular Mechanics can’t resist a little vintage lovin’. I don’t know that I’ve ever bought this magazine before, so, congrats PM- you get an extra sale this month! Via Type Everything.
For men who want to hear the top news, but prefer that it look like a comic book and come with a steady stream of busty women.
Don’t worry, I decided to post these more for the humor than the design. The design is endearing I suppose. Every now and again gaudy old designs give me that cozy feeling from yesteryear, and they make good design look even better. I guess it’s like a palette cleanser.
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