Fortune illustrators


Chemicals by Ronald Searle, November 1963.

More from the pages of Fortune magazine via the labour of love which is the VTS archive. A good reminder of the degree to which some magazines used to support many different kinds of illustrators and designers. The serious piece by Ronald Searle was a surprise since I thought he’d given up that kind of work by 1963. Below there’s a 3D caricature of Robert Kennedy by Gerald Scarfe.


Poster Portfolio by Cassandre, 1937.


Incantation by Charles Sheeler, 1946.


RCA Building by Walton Blodgett, date unknown.

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Design as virus 6: Cassandre


Poster by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre for L’Intrangigent, a Paris newspaper, 1925.


Uncredited sleeve art for the second album by The Elektrics, 1981. Found whilst browsing this Flickr collection.

Signed to Capitol/EMI during the new wave/power pop boom of 1979 and 1980, this East Coast quintet fronted by vocalist Carl Worner, released their debut album Current Events in 1980. Though the album showed that the band was stylistically diverse and creative, the album sold poorly. State of Shock, their second album released in 1981, was a huge leap forward, yet didn’t garner the band many new fans or much radio play. After being dropped by EMI, the band split.

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The album covers archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Design as virus 5: Gideon Glaser
Design as virus 4: Metamorphoses
Design as virus 3: the sincerest form of flattery
Design as virus 2: album covers
Design as virus 1: Victorian borders