Posts Tagged ‘Vanity Fair’

Hall of Femmes

November 2, 2011

Hall of Femmes is an online project that highlights significant contributions to creative culture by female designers and art directors. It’s the brainchild of Swedish design partnership Hjärta Smärta who’ve published a series of books on four unsung heroines: Lillian Bassman, Carin Goldberg, Ruth Ansel and Paula Scher.

Thanks to Maria Popova at Brain Pickings for featuring their work.

Some additional links:

Art director and photographer Lillian Bassman started work at 15 and is still going, in her nineties. You can read an article on her work here.

An AIGA article by Julie Lasky on book designer Carin Goldberg

Excerpts from an interview with magazine designer Ruth Ansel, published in 2005

Graphic designer Paula Scher, interviewed by Psychology Today.

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Visual Arts Library – Periodicals Collections

September 7, 2011

Just a toe in the water — wide ranging selections from Visual Arts Library Picture & Periodicals Collections, an impressive archive of 20th century magazine covers, including the American music magazine Etude, Vanity Fair, Travel (great depth of colour), and from 1905 the austere-looking Youth’s Companion.

I particularly like Movie (edited by Ian Cameron), which was first published in 1962 and helped England to keep up with the more cutting-edge French films, influenced as it was by the French magazine Cahiers du Cinema.

Thanks to Adrian Shaughnessy for drawing attention to this fascinating collection.