• Zachary Petit

Print Magazine Archives: The Brilliant Covers of the ’50s

Looking ahead to our 75th anniversary has given us an excellent excuse to delve deep into the Print magazine archives and get lost down there for a while.


Among the things we’ve revisited and rediscovered: An issue guest-edited by CBS ad great Lou Dorfsman. Coverage of Paul Rand’s then-new IBM logo. An article by Albert Einstein (no joke).


At the moment, however, we’re a bit seduced by the wide-ranging covers of the 1950s, which are a vintage magazine cover wonderland. Here are some of the highlights.


More archival wanderings to come …

Cover by Esquire magazine’s Henry Wolf


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Cover by Ben Shahn


Inset piece by William J. Schaldach


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“Marianne” by Edmund Dulac


Cover from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper


Cover by Phil Franznick


Cover by Leo Lionni


Cover adapted from a card by Eric Fraser


Cover art-directed by George A. Shealy


Cover by Bruce Beck


Cover by Richard Sherman


Cover by Morton Goldsholl on Texoprint by Kimberly-Clark


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Zachary Petit (zacharypetit.com) edits PRINT.

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