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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 …

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Cover by Esquire magazine’s Henry Wolf


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Cover by Ben Shahn


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Inset piece by William J. Schaldach


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“Marianne” by Edmund Dulac


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Cover from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper


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Cover by Phil Franznick


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Cover by Leo Lionni


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Cover adapted from a card by Eric Fraser


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Cover art-directed by George A. Shealy


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Cover by Bruce Beck


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Cover by Richard Sherman


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Cover by Morton Goldsholl on Texoprint by Kimberly-Clark


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Zachary Petit (zacharypetit.com) edits PRINT.

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