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Charm: “The Magazine for Women Who Work”

Charm: “The Magazine for Women Who Work”

Charm magazine started in the 1940s, but it came into its own in 1950, when it relaunched as “The Magazine for Women Who Work,” and hired Cipe Pineles as art director. Pineles is a legendary designer who earlier art directed Seventeen and Glamour. Charm was the first magazine for working women, and the covers featured […]

Sexology Magazine: “Sex Science Illustrated”

Sexology Magazine: “Sex Science Illustrated”

Sexology magazine was published from 1933 to the late 1960s by Hugo Gernsback, who is best-known for creating the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, in 1926. Gernsback published dozens of other magazines, including Science Wonder Stories, Amazing Detective Stories, and Science and Mechanics. The Magazine Art website has a fine collection of Sexology covers […]

Cover Review: Essence

Cover Review: Essence

I’ve been a big fan of Michelle Obama‘s many magazine covers, so I was happy to review her latest cover on Essence for the Folio: online Face Up column. The cover was photographed by Kwaku Alston, and art directed by Erika Perry. Michelle Obama has become a top magazine cover celebrity, arguably the top celebrity […]

Jill: Legendary 1980s French Fashion Magazine

Jill: Legendary 1980s French Fashion Magazine

Back in the early 1980s, I was living and working in pre-grunge Seattle. The only one place to find cool magazines from around the world was the Read All About It newsstand at the Pike Place Market. I would wander over there (I lived just a few blocks away) several times a week to pick […]

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