The first time I ever saw David Bowie was watching Saturday Night Live back in 1979. My family had just returned to the U.S. and I was 11 years old. He wore this amazing black and white outfit that he couldn't walk in so he had to be carried downstage to perform. I had no idea who he was and because he was bathed in pink light, I assumed this was Pink Floyd.
We have been showcasing some of our favorite titles with an exhibit titled Cover Stories, a celebration of magazine cover art. In this final installation of this blog series, we turn our focus to cover art of the 21st century.
The New Yorker
Mar 16, 2009
Artwork: Michelle O.
We have been showcasing some of our favorite magazine titles with an exhibit titled Cover Stories, a celebration of magazine cover art. This week, we take a look at two splashy titles of the eighties and nineties.
Artist: Stanislaw Fernandes
As 2016 begins, we're continuing our series on our Cover Stories exhibit of magazine covers, featuring famous cover art from magazines in our collection. The exhibit is on the third floor, just outside the Reference Room at the Central Library. This time we're featuring two of the best-known magazines ever—Life and National Geographic.
This week we have two more early 20th century magazine covers for your enjoyment. These and all the covers we're blogging about can be seen in the Cover Stories display on the wall outside the Reference Services area on Level 3 at Central Library. Please come and have a look at the full display! Neither of these two magazines is still in print:
The Theatre, March 1905
Artwork: “Dustin Farnum as The Virginian, Otto Sarony Company - photographer unknown
In Cover Stories Exhibit Part 1, we saw a beautiful wood engraving based on a patent drawing for a bicycle/merry-go-round combo from the May 4, 1869, cover of Scientific American, and another from a photograph depicting the Great Chicago Fire from the October 21, 1871 issue of The Graphic.
Did you know that the Central Library has an enormous collection of periodicals, ranging from TheGentleman's Magazine, which dates back to the 1730s, to Game Informer, which offers the latest in video game news? We decided to showcase some of our favorite titles with an exhibit titled Cover Stories , a celebration of magazine cover art presented in re-purposed frames found in a storage area on the 6th floor.
It was author George Eliot who said "Don't judge a book by its cover," but that doesn't always apply to a magazine. In fact, most often, it's just the opposite. Magazine cover design is what sells the stories inside.
I'm in the process of choosing magazines for the Central Library's Teen Space for 2016 and I need your help! I have enough money to buy maybe 1 or 2 new magazine subscriptions, so if there's something you think the library should have, let me know.