Jack Unruh

Oodles of Poodles

By MGHL Staff on October 3, 2013

Saturday, October 5th is Poodle Day … by Harry Beckhoff, from an unidentified story, Today’s Woman, date unknown if you happen to live in Carmel, California.  It’s an annual event, including a big parade with poodles and their owners marching in the streets. For everyone else ou...

A Day at the Beach

By MGHL Staff on August 14, 2013

If you watched any of the specials on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, you probably didn’t feel like going near the water anytime soon.  But now that Shark Week is over, you can relax and enjoy a shark free day at the beach. llustration by C.H. Freeman, Ladies Home Journal, September 1...

Happy Birthday Jack Unruh

By MGHL Staff on July 31, 2013

It’s Jack Unruh’s birthday!  Unruh is a Washington University graduate, who graduated in 1957 with a B.F.A. in Magazine Illustration.  He received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1988. Unruh was inducted into the Society’ of Illustrator’s Hall of Fame ...

MGHL Visits the Zoo

By MGHL Staff on July 16, 2013

Let’s enjoy this summer day with a trip to the zoo. The tigers are such majestic animals. Zoo Atlanta special event invitation, designed by Jack Unruh, 2000. The monkeys are always a fan favorite. Fiction illustration for Woman’s Home Companion by Al Parker, May 1935. We could go see ...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from MGHL

By MGHL Staff on June 13, 2013

Don’t forget that this Sunday is Father’s Day.  If you are still looking for a gift to give your dad, why not go with a tried and true, traditional gift: a necktie! Al Parker fiction illustration for Girl With A Briefcase by Ruth Lyons for Good Housekeeping, September 1956. Solid colo...

Four Views of Music

By MGHL Staff on May 2, 2012

Because it’s been a little while since the last Four Views post, we thought it was time to do another. While “music” may seem a difficult thing to represent, our collections are so full of images related to the subject that it was difficult to only choose four. A few favorites a...

New Jack Unruh Images in LUNA

By MGHL Staff on February 9, 2012

You may remember our post last November announcing new acquisitions to the Jack Unruh Collection. Since then, we’ve digitized many of these illustrations and have recently made them available online through our digital image database, LUNA. (You will need your WUSTL key to log in and browse...

Four Views of Winter

By MGHL Staff on January 20, 2012

One of the benefits of the MGHL having such a diverse collection is seeing the different ways  illustrators portray a particular subject. With that in mind, today we’re highlighting a few winter scenes by Robert Andrew Parker, Al Parker, Jack Unruh, and Robert Weaver. Links to the finding a...

New Additions to the Jack Unruh Collection

By MGHL Staff on November 9, 2011

We’re excited to report that the Modern Graphic History Library recently received more work from Jack Unruh. Unruh’s illustrations have appeared in a wide range  of publications, including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Time, as well advertisements and annual reports for companies such ...