I can’t tell you how much I love these covers of Modern Mechanix, Popular Science, and their illustrated contemporaries. There’s something fascinating about the concept of the future in the eyes of a 1950’s audience, not to mention the amount of breathless, wide-eyed hope and anticipation. Here are some favourites:
1. Pressed for space? Add a wardrobe to your kitchen!
2. ‘The Dangerous Truth About Petting’
3. The salad spinners of yesterday are the mass transit vehicles of tomorrow.
4. Ladies and gentlemen, ‘The Female Penis’.
- Iris Erlings’ delicate drawings are inspired by the works of modernist sculptors
- Node Berlin Oslo talks through its redesign of Haus der Kulturen der Welt
- A closer look at five creatives speaking at Design Indaba 2017
- Anxiety, speed and rave flyers: artist Mark Leckey on his iconic video "Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore"
- We speak to Lovetrue director Alma Har’el about her surrealist short film for The Fifth Sense
- Adventures in Typography: Spin’s new book about its creative process
- UN Women Egypt releases intricately illustrated print ads to highlight gender divide at work
- Chinese photographer Ren Hang has died aged 29
- Designer Lennart Van den Bossche’s typographic work combines "logic and beauty"
- Photographer Zuza Krajewska's fragile portraits of Polish young offenders
- Miffy creator, author and illustrator Dick Bruna dies aged 89
- Photographers Kelia Anne MacCluskey and Luca Venter explore the limits of reality