Sunday, August 28, 2011

Vogue UK 1950

Here is one of the few fashion magazines I own, but you don’t have to be a female to enjoy these. There is a lot to like from the colourful adverts to the photography and glamorous models. One thing that stands out is the number of hand-drawn clothing adverts and the variety in hand technique, some being works of art in themselves. Some look as though they were sketched in seconds yet manage to convey glamour and sophistication as good as a photograph. It’s hard to imagine a drawing influencing people to buy today and I guess that’s why we don’t see it anymore. I dig the cover too and presume a Cadillac was used because the dust-coat being modeled was designed in New York. Also check out the maternity wear ad on the contents page. Doesn’t she keep her figure well!

More to come....

Friday, August 5, 2011

A Little Help?

It has occured to me whilst scanning that some posts, like the first magazine I featured, are going to be extremely long if I intend to include most of the pages. This is impractical as it would be too much for people to ingest in one sitting despite the amount of vintagey goodness within. Instead I thought I would break up single magazines into multiple posts and link them together using the tags. If anyone (and by anyone I mean my one follower) has any suggestions regarding this please illuminate me!