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The Rocky Mountain News
Street and Third Avenue, Manhattan. 1935.
Abbott, courtesy of Fundacion Mapfre
This City Is an Overcrowded, Illogical, Inhospitable Marvel
Berenice Abbott captured
the egomania and wanton development
of New York’s streetscapes almost a century ago.
The city is still at it.
April 25, 2019
magazine / weeklies and glossies
American Society of Magazine Editors
women's magazines UK
women's magazines USA
a women's magazine
feminist magazine > Spare Rib
USA > Discovery Girls magazine
New York Times magazine
Loaded magazine UK
USA > National Geographic
UK > New Musical Express NME
UK > satirical magazine > Private Eye
Screw magazine USA
Mojo at 20:
from Bob Dylan to Blur,
the editor's top covers – in pictures
28 October 2013
his favourite 20 covers
of the music magazine
from the past 20 years
– the 20th-anniversary
issue of Mojo
is out on 29 October
USA > Punk magazine UK
USA > Maxim
America’s most successful
young men’s lifestyle magazine
UK / USA
MAD Magazine USA
of the baby boomer generation
influential left-wing magazine > Ramparts
Vogue > UK edition USA
Rolling Stone USA
Zoo Weekly UK
Over time, the magazine transitioned to covers featuring
“race-affirming portrayals of art, accomplishment, work,
leisure and community”
that made possible new conceptions of collective interests and
Credit Courtesy EBONY Media Operations, LLC. All rights
The Radical Blackness of Ebony Magazine
Aug. 11, 2019
black magazines > Ebony and Essence, Black
Enterprise, Jet USA
black magazines > Ebony USA
black magazines > Emerge
story.php?storyId=96339988 - November 2, 2008
Search millions of historic photos
Search millions of photographs
from the LIFE photo archive,
stretching from the
Most were never published
and are now available for the first time
joint work of LIFE and Google.
The Saturday Evening Post
322 covers for The
Liberty Magazine USA
Picture Post photographer Thurston Hopkins
19 April 2013
Picture Post photographer
Thurston Hopkins at
- audio slideshow
On his 100th birthday this week,
one of the great photojournalists
of the 20th century,
talks about his career
as a photographer at Picture Post
Bert Hardy UK
A Picture Post photographer
from the 1940s onwards,
Hardy documented everything
from the horrors of Belsen
to monks in Tibet
political weekkly > New Statesman
Illustrated London News -
launched in 1842 UK
Illustrated London News archive goes online
A unique visual archive
of 19th century
and photographs of events
ranging from the Great Exhibition of 1851
to the Boer war,
will be available online
for the first time from today.
The Illustrated London News archive
and as many as three-quarters
of a million illustrations,
from as far back as
At its peak,
ILN had a circulation of about
and was the publication of choice
for the Victorian middle classes,
into a credible, factual,
news reporting tool.
illustration had been used
mainly for political caricatures
or for sensational events
like public hangings.
Harper's Bazar Magazine
Private Eye UK
magazine Oz UK
Felix Dennis, center,
with James Anderson, left, and Richard
Neville, editors of Oz,
after being found guilty of corrupting
public morals in 1971.
United Press International
Felix Dennis, 67, Flamboyant Publisher, Is
JUNE 23, 2014
flamboyant, boastfully profligate,
who built a publishing empire
America’s most successful
Geraldine Emeline Rhoads
in 16 years as editor in chief
(she) guided it toward
covering the women’s movement
while still embracing
its tradition of homespun advice
Alvin Goldstein USA
whose Screw magazine
pushed hard-core pornography
into the cultural mainstream
Priscilla Langford Buckley
journalist who was the longtime
managing editor of National
the conservative magazine
founded by her brother William F. Buckley Jr.
Robert Charles Joseph Edward Sabatini Guccione
founded Penthouse magazine
in the 1960s
and built a pornographic media empire
that broke taboos,
outraged the guardians of taste
and made billions
in a slough of bad investments
and Internet competition
Les Line / Leslie Dale Line USA
editor of Audubon Magazine
Curtiss Martin Anderso USA
editor and developer of U.S. magazines
The Ladies Home Journal, Hearst Magazines > Country Living and Smart Money
"We this week give an Illustration
of the Talking Fish,
an account of which appeared in a previous Number.
This extraordinary amphibious creature
this time probably
as well known to our readers
as to ourselves.
It has, we
excited much curiosity,
and been visited by multitudes.
Though now tame and domestic,
it is naturally ferocious.
It is certainly remarkable
for its size and weight
measuring twelve feet in
and weighing eight hundredweight.
It has two rows of teeth
and is covered with
It eats nearly forty five pounds of fish
per diem Its fins are curious.
They resemble hands,
and will bend and develop
a hand with joints
like the human wrists and elbows. "
Illustrated London News
May 28th, 1859 The Performing Fish
Charles. Sweet Style of Trowsers, Gus!"
Gus. "Ya-as! And so Doosed Comfortable.
Pantaloons A LA Peg-Top!"
Charles. No -- Re-ally!"
The Latest Fashion
Punch 33 (4 July 1857), p.
and Ramparts Art Director,
The New York Times
By STEVEN HELLER
Stermer, who achieved renown and sometimes angered the government as the art
director of the influential left-wing magazine Ramparts in the 1960s, died on
Friday in San Francisco. He was 74.
The cause was respiratory and cardiac failure, his daughter Crystal Williams
An accomplished illustrator, Mr. Stermer was also known for books of his own
artwork celebrating the beauty of endangered species.
He was doing design work in Houston — and developing his trademark look: jeans,
cowboy boots and leather vest — when, in the late 1960s, the advertising
executive Howard Gossage recommended him for a job in San Francisco as art
director of the revamped Ramparts, a journal of politics, culture and
investigative reporting. (Founded in 1962, it closed in 1975.)
Mr. Stermer created a classical, bookish typographic format that influenced the
designs of the early Rolling Stone and New York magazines. As art director he
oversaw satiric covers critical of the C.I.A. and opposing the Vietnam War, and
he persuaded Norman Rockwell to contribute a portrait of the peace activist and
philosopher Bertrand Russell.
One antiwar cover, in December 1967, provoked the government’s ire by showing
the hands of four men burning their draft cards. The hands belonged to Mr.
Stermer and three fellow editors. They were subsequently called before a federal
grand jury in New York, accused of instigating action harmful to the best
interests of the United States by encouraging civil disobedience.
But prosecutors “decided it wouldn’t be good public relations to indict magazine
editors, so after our testimony they let us go,” Mr. Stermer said in an
interview for the blog of the Society of Publication Designers.
After leaving Ramparts in 1970, he collaborated with Susan Sontag on the first
American book of Castro-era Cuban posters, “The Art of Revolution.” But he
always wanted to make his own art. Whenever he redesigned a magazine, he
commissioned himself to do some illustrations. This led to a few Time magazine
covers rendered in a stylized, posterlike manner, which Mr. Stermer admitted was
lifeless — “an excuse for not being able to draw well,” he reminisced this year.
So he decided to teach himself to draw in a classical way. During the past three
decades he worked on hundreds of advertisements, book covers and posters, as
well as the official medal for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He also
taught at the California College of the Arts, where he was chairman of the
illustration department at his death.
Mr. Stermer’s passion for making exquisitely detailed color drawings of animals,
plants and insects evolved partly from a magazine cover he created using a
portrait he drew of the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. Always keen on expressing
something “beyond the surface image,” he captured Garcia’s wild, mischievous
side, transforming him into a bear.
Mr. Stermer devoted considerable time to naturalist work for magazines and
books. Among his books are “Vanishing Creatures,” “Vanishing Flora” and “Birds &
Bees: A Sexual Study.”
He also designed and illustrated for Outdoor, Sierra and other environmental
magazines. His art was shown in a one-man exhibition in 1986 at the California
Academy of Sciences, where a portion of his San Francisco studio was reassembled
Born on Dec. 17, 1936, Dugald Robert Stermer was a native Californian who
majored in art at the University of California, Los Angeles, and in the 1950s
became a graphic designer with Richard Kuhn & Associates. He took a job in
Houston when the design business there was booming.
Mr. Stermer’s two marriages, to Carol Love Bacon, who has since died, and Jeanie
Kortum, ended in divorce. In addition to his daughter Crystal, he is survived by
a sister, Robin Crickmore; four children from his marriage to Ms. Bacon —
Dugald, Megan Blue, Christopher and Colin — and five grandchildren.
Dugald Stermer, Illustrator and Ramparts Art Director, Dies at 74,
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