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Vintage magazine art I

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Magazineart.org has a great selection of covers from the golden age of illustrated American magazines. Not complete by any means but there’s some great art and design there, and the covers of Science and Invention are especially fun. Interesting to see that the technique of having a figure or object partly obscure the magazine title isn’t a recent invention at all.

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  1. #1 posted by Eroom Nala

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    Where can I get a light-beam piano? Or more to the point what does it do?

    :-)

  2. #2 posted by John

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    I was wondering that myself. Presumably it makes non-piano like sounds otherwise what would be the point? I’m sure Scriabin would have loved to get his hands on one.

  3. #3 posted by Eroom Nala

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    For some reason I just remembered that scene with Milo O’Shea and Jane Fonda and that mood organ or whatever it was called in Barbarella

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarella

    :-)

  4. #5 posted by vintage art

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    They have elegance and flair, but, unlike modern magazine covers, have an essence of utter beauty.

 




 

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