Friday, January 20, 2012
Early magazine covers were rather generic and boring. They extremely rarely included images. Most of it was black text on white paper with a table of contents and whatnot. Later on, towards the late 19th century, poster covers were starting to be used. Poster covers were pretty much just a portrait of something with the magazine title and minimal words to help highlight stories. In the early 20th century the first pictures married to type started to pop up. These were pictures that included most of, if not all of a models body into a cover. This model would normally be covering part of the title of the magazine. Their body would also be surrounded carefully by words. After that came the forest of words. this cover is pretty much covered by words. There's a few places where you can see the image around the subject, but it's mostly covered.