Vintage Magazine Covers between 1913 to 1988


Recently I stumbled upon this wonderful collection of Magazine Covers of the… old times, when everything was pure and lovely design. Designs that can still inspire you even today that demands on design have changed and grow. I made a selection, to show you, but I propose you to visit the source to see at least 20 pieces more.


Life Magazine, October 9, 1913

Vogue, Feb 15, 1917

Dada Magazine, December 1918

Life Magazine, February 2, 1922

Vogue, 1926

People’s Home Journal, February 1924

Life Magazine, September 28, 1928.

Gran Bazaar, February/March 1930

Illustracao, September 1930

Natura, 1933

Story March 1940

Saturday Evening Post, October 6, 1945

Gourmet, January 1947

Fortune, November 1951

“Gebrauchsgraphik – International Advertising Art”, January 1952

“Gebrauchsgraphik – International Advertising Art”, February 1952

“Gebrauchsgraphik – International Advertising Art”, August 1952

People, July 29, 1953

Fortune, April 1953

Esquire, January 1958

The Journal of Commercial Art, October, 1959

Journal of Commercial Art, August 1961

Design, June 1961

Design, February 1968

Which?, July 1968

Design, November 1968

Print Magazine, March/April 1988

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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