A friend and I were recently having a conversation on how magazine covers have really shifted over the years. Recently there have been quite a few models speaking about the fact that they are rarely used on covers anymore (at least in American editions) and it's all about celebrities. It seems that these days you have sing, dance, act and also happen to be stunning to land a cover. I think that in itself is an interesting topic to discuss, and also speaks to how commercialized everything is (as these covers are often to promote other projects, movies etc). Looking back at older editions of magazines, I can't help but think that the covers were more artful and often, works of art themselves. A good friend shared some beautiful examples here (+ see below) and started me thinking about this. I can't imagine any of these being on the cover today - I'd definitely pick them up if they were - how creative and interesting! I love the lack of a dozen different distracting cover stories each competing for your attention.
I do still really love many of the Vanity Fair covers. This one in particular (below) was one of my favourites and I plan to frame it one day.
All this being said, magazines have and will always remain a passion of mine and the source of many of my favourite little moments of personal indulgence and always, so much inspiration. I really love the idea of framing a whole set of them as a bright, bold and beautiful art statement. A lovely homage to one of my most favourite things.