Journal of Commercial Art

Published March 18, 2010 by Molly

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Founded in 1959 by Richard Coyne and Robert Blanchard, the Journal of Commercial Art was the first U.S. magazine printed by offset lithography. Devoted to graphic design, illustration and advertising, the journal was published by Stanford University Press (it still exists, but is called Communication Arts, and, well, the covers aren’t as good-looking.)

In celebration of the amazing early covers, Words and Eggs and Silver Lining have posted a selection of covers from the early 1960s. Have you ever seen covers so beautiful? Why don’t magazines still look like this? (Hint hint.)

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