When Hijab Was Not In Force, Vintage Photographs Show How Iranian Women Dressed In The 1960s And 1970s

There was a good balance of modernity and modesty during the 1950s and ’60s. Women were emancipated but kept their Iranian identity. The look was stylish and elegant without being vulgar. Skirts were long and full showing as little skin as possible. Continue reading »

These Themed Christmas Trees Are Made From Old Magazines


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This year we didn’t want to buy more crappy plastic Christmas decorations, so we decided to make our own. We collected all of our magazines and started folding them to turn them into paper cones.
For every magazine, we came up with a theme, that fitted the identity of the magazine. We started with the DoubleD Christmas tree, made from a Playboy magazine. It was so much fun coming up with themes, based on the magazines, that we kept on going. Eventually we had a whole series of christmas trees and created a Christmas video of it. Continue reading »

A Holiday Potpourri Of 40 Classy To Wildly Irreverent Vintage Christmas Magazine Covers

Sure, we could have delivered a bunch of boring Christmas magazine back issues, but that’s no fun. Instead, I’ve selected a stack of holiday editions which I found interesting – for their irreverence, nostalgia or just plain intangible awesomeness. Continue reading »

Artist Transforms Boring City Life Into Fun Scenes Using Magazine Cutouts

Kalen Hollomon has been gaining prominence in the arts for his work that blends photography and collage. In order to question the rules and behavior of society, sexual stereotypes and the fashion world, the young man mixes magazine clippings with old campaigns and superimposes real people and situations with curious images to create montages. Continue reading »

When LIFE Magazine Received Pics Of Still-Unknown Marilyn Monroe, They Replied “WTH Is Marilyn Monroe”

The photos were taken in 1950 with a still unknown Marilyn, by a Life Magazine photographer Ed Clark, at the suggestion of a friend of 20th Century Fox telling of the new hiring of the studios. Continue reading »

These ‘Game of Thrones’ Photos From Time Magazine Are Colorful To Say The Least

Allow me to put on my curmudgeon hat for a moment, but do you ever feel like photographers shooting for big publications will sometimes go for wild off-the-wall creative concepts that seem to just fall flat? That’s how I feel about these portraits of “Game of Thrones” actors for Time magazine from British Photographer Miles Aldridge. Continue reading »

Overdrive Magazine: Voice Of The American Trucker In The 1970s

In the 1950s, American kids idolized cowboys – in the 1970s it was truckers. There was an endless supply of movies painting truckers as anti-establishment heroes of the highway (Convoy, Breaker Breaker, Smokey & the Bandit, etc.), and God-knows their tool of the trade, the CB radio, was the coolest thing ever. Truckers were seen as rebels, interstate outlaws, cowboys of the open road who didn’t answer to “the man”… but the public’s fascination waned by the early 1980s.

So, let’s have a look at the start of the Golden Age of the trucker in the covers and pages of the 1972-1973 issues Overdrive Magazine: The Voice of the American Trucker. Continue reading »

Vintage Yugoslavian Computer Magazine Cover Girls Of The 1980s-90s

In the 1980s, computers were sold like sport cars: with sexy women and pin-ups. I propose a look back to the past with the covers of the Yugoslavian magazine Racunari, published in the 1980s and 1990s. It is impressive to note that at that time, mixing women and computers necessarily meant sexy secretary or incapable woman and slave of her computer. Continue reading »

“What Kind Of Men Read Playboy?” Controversial Playboy Magazine Ads From 1958-1974

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At it’s height in 1972 Playboy magazine had a circulation of over 7 million copies per month and the New Yorker was reporting that almost 25% of college men were purchasing the magazine every month. Despite running the “What Kind of Men Read Playboy?” campaign for over fifteen years Hugh Hefner was still trying to persuade advertisers that men were looking at anything but the pictures. These ads weren’t so much aimed at prospective readers but prospective advertisers. Continue reading »

Magazine Store by Farhad Moshiri

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Farhad Moshiri, an Iranian artist working a lot with carpet media using it as a mean to joke about consumerism culture, was one of the participants of the group show Love Me Love Me Not of Yarat! pavilion curate by Dina Nasser-Khadivi (read on her curating Lalla Essaydi’s Harem here) at Venice 2013 Art Biennial. The installation consists of more than 500 carpets depicting celebrities-covered magazines from all over the world.

“In our globalized world the Magazine Store or Kiosk de Press is where the opinions of the collective are commodified and force-led. It is the autoportrait of our society, the Cabine de Curiosité of our culture.”
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Quirky Magazine Covers

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Quirky Magazine covers: Emma and Blue.

One innovative artist has created quirky artwork which re-imagines classical paintings with the faces of famous modern day cover stars such as Angeline Jolie. Continue reading »

Sun Magazine Underwater Photo Shoot

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The underwater fashion photos featured in the May 2014 Sun Magazine were taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox in a pool at the home of Mary Kay and Chuck Nabit. Styling was provided by Sun reporter John-John Williams IV, and the art director for the shoot was Sun design editor Leeann Adams. Photos: The Sun magazine’s under water fashion shoot with resort style clothes, March 25, 2014
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Matt Rainwaters Captures Okie Noodling Fisherman for New York Times Magazine

Austin, Texas-based Matt Rainwaters takes fascinating pictures of people, places and things. Recently he photographed the Okie Noodling Tournament, Festival and Fish Fry, held in Pauls Valley, OK each year. Rainwaters had his series of marvelous characters from the tournament published in The New York Time Magazine. This event is steeped in backwoods tradition and attracts media from all over the world. Continue reading »

Smithsonian Magazine’s 2013 Photo Contest


Finalist, Americana category. Dust swirls around citizens of Black Rock City as they peek into the “Black Rock Bijou Theatre”, an art installation at the 2013 Burning Man festival. (Photo by Mark Kaplan/Smithsonian.com)
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Shocking Magazine Photo Retouches

Here’s a classic “Photoshop fail,” in which Faith Hill’s right arm has mysteriously disappeared.
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