maybe i've been living under a rock, but i hadn't heard of the old magazine, holiday, until this month's vanity fair article feature. the magazine was around from the 1940s through the 60s and featured glamourous destinations for the jet-set crowd. legendary art director, frank zachary, hired big names like milton glaser and slim aarons to design the colorful covers and spreads.
i am absolutely obsessed with all the covers i've seen so far. according to the VF article, they are rare finds on ebay, but my search has begun- i'd love to get a collection of holiday covers framed. until i can hunt down the originals, i'll be drooling over these images.
the april 1953 cover, by robert capa:
the august 1962 cover, by ludwig bemelmans, shows holiday's playful side:
the january 1954 cover, by george giusti:
a playful christmas cover:
my favorite things all in one- typography and new york city:
super fun colors on this spain issue:
love the all black and white november 1967 cover, by milton glaser:
the september 1957 cover, by george giusti has killer color combinations:
i love anything NYC related, especially this simple graphic july 1961 cover, by frank zachary and louis glessmann:
such a simple, yet powerful, way to illustrate a rocky mountain issue:
i absolutely adore the typography on this cover:
a may 1948 article, “spring flowers,” featuring watercolors by libbie lovett shows the variety of artistic styles the magazine featured:
this january 1947 map, by libbie lovett is so whimsical: