Illustration

CLIR Grant: Week One

By Andrea Degener on January 8, 2016

MGHL staff have been working hard on packing the tear sheets for the CLIR grant this week. We started the process of sorting, foldering, boxing, and packing items from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive. Skye, MGHL curator, has identified a list of illustrators that will be digitized. The files a...

CLIR Grant Announcement

By Andrea Degener on January 4, 2016

We have exciting news to pass along. Washington University Libraries has received a $250,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources for the project titled Revealing Visual Culture: Digitizing Modern Illustrated Periodical Tear Sheets in the Walt Reed Illustration Archive. The...

Traveling with Al Parker

By Andrea Degener on December 29, 2015

As the holiday season winds down, we are all reminded of how stressful travel can be. Looking at the bygone days of airline travel is a way to reminisce of a simpler time. Remember when families always traveled with a smile and well behaved children? Remember when people would wear their nicest c...

The Henry Raleigh Collection is now available for use!

By Alexis Peregoy on November 30, 2015

We are excited the announce that the Henry Raleigh Collection finding aid is now available online! Henry Raleigh was an American Illustrator, mostly active between 1910-1940. Known as the Gatsby Era Story Illustrator (Chris Raleigh), Henry created story illustrations for many well-known authors, ...

The George Carlson Collection

By Alexis Peregoy on August 21, 2015

Students, staff, faculty, and any researcher can now visit the Modern Graphic History Library to view the George Carlson collection. George Carlson (1887-1962) was an American illustrator, mostly known for the Gone with the Wind book jacket design and his Jingle Jangle Comics. The majority of Car...

A Look at the Innovative Bernie Fuchs

By MGHL Staff on October 29, 2014

Acclaimed illustrator Bernie Fuchs would have been 82 years old today.  The artist only lived to be 76, but influenced mid-century illustration like few other artists have. McCall’s, July 1964 Fuchs was born in O’Fallon, Illinois, a city less than 30 minutes east of St. Louis.  The ar...

An Eerie Sense of Deja-Vu : 1960s Gothic Romance Paperback Covers

By MGHL Staff on October 23, 2014

Halloween is approaching — so be prepared for the eerie and the spooky to come your way.  You may get a strange sense of deja-vu during this next week of spookiness, but that’s only natural since it is the week before Halloween. illustrations by Lou Marchetti for Lancer Books, 1965 (G...

In Fashion with Al Parker

By MGHL Staff on October 16, 2014

Today would have been Al Parker’s 108th birthday.  When we think of Al Parker, we think of an innovative and experimental illustrator who took the magazine illustration world by storm during the 1940s.  He would become one of the most popular and in-demand illustrators for magazine fiction....

Smile! It’s National Dental Hygiene Month

By MGHL Staff on October 8, 2014

You will want to show everyone your pearly whites during the month since it’s National Dental Hygiene Month.  In honor of the occasion, Modern Graphic History Library presents dental-related vintage illustrated advertisements. Colgate advertisement by unknown artist, from Saturday Evening P...

His Impact Won’t Fade Away : A Look at C. Coles Phillips

By MGHL Staff on October 2, 2014

Artist and illustrator C. Coles Phillips would have been 134 years old this October.  He is best known for his “Fade Away Girl” illustrations. ad for Oneida silverware by C. Coles Phillips, 1911 These women would wear clothes the same color as the image background, causing them to ...