The WWII era Boy's Life Magazine was published right after the war, but still has the flavor of the war, with a great military presence in its articles and ads.
|Coronet Magazine from 1954|
|Better Homes & Garden from 1963, Good Housekeeping from 1970|
|Illustration from Coronet|
|Yummy treat & fabulous lighting from Good Housekeeping|
|Fabulous non-traditional Christmas colors, and oh-so-modern decor from 1963. Just like Mad Men!|
|I think this is where I get my advertising design sense... fabulous classic ad from 1963|
I have a few women's magazines of the '50s, '60s and '70s: Coronet, Better Homes and Gardens, and Good Housekeeping. It's really fun to see the articles, and especially the crafts, food and home decorating ideas from the past. Awesome photos and illustrations!
My copy of Nature Magazine is the December 1924 issue, and I love the cool graphics and wonderful magazine layout and design. There are lots of interesting articles about Christmas trees and plants, and winter activities. There's even an article about wooden toys!
|An article in Nature Magazine, and the answer was "NO!"|
|Great Lincoln Logs ad from 1924|
The last magazine in my collection, is a yearly publication from the early 1960s, called Christmas: An American Annual of Literature and Art. It's exquisitely designed, with amazing artwork and stories. Christmas was published annually by the Augsburg Publishing Co. in Minneapolis from 1931 until the 1980s.