Walt Reed Illustration Archive

Jazz Age Illustration

By Andrea Degener on January 20, 2016

A Modern Graphic History Library exhibit has been installed in the Ginkgo Room at Olin Library featuring illustrations from the Jazz Age. The reproductions on display feature illustrators John Held Jr., Henry Raleigh, Nell Brinkley, Georges Lepape, Władysław Teodor “W.T.” Benda and others. The il...

Jazz Age Illustration Exhibit

By Andrea Degener on January 20, 2016

A new exhibit has been installed in the Ginkgo Room at Olin Library featuring illustrations from the Jazz Age. The reproductions on display feature illustrators John Held Jr., Henry Raleigh, Nell Brinkley, Georges Lepape, and Władysław Teodor “W.T.” Benda and others. The illustrations...

CLIR Grant: Week Two

By Andrea Degener on January 14, 2016

We have had a busy week packing Walt Reed Illustration Archive materials for the CLIR Grant. A big thank you to everyone who has helped us with the effort. We are making good headway and have packed two full pallets. Skye has been busy pulling more folders of tear sheets to be rehoused and packed...

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...

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...

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 ...

Celebrate National Dog Day with Butch the Cocker Spaniel

By MGHL Staff on August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26 is National Dog Day.  To celebrate, Modern Graphic History Library looks at one of magazine illustration’s most famous dogs — Butch the Cocker Spaniel. by Albert Staehle, Saturday Evening Post, June 23, 1945 Butch was the pet of artist Albert Staehle, who was famous...