Monday, March 24, 2008

Found Objects: Fortune

My friend was lucky enough to discover a stack of Fortune magazines from the 1930's thru 1950's at an outdoor flea market we hit over the weekend. The cover shown above was in the pile which was a terrific bonus for my friend since she collects vintage typewriters. The cover art is amazing with the graphic art deco drawings. These covers will look wonderful on a wall as a collection.

Fortune was founded by TIME co-founder Henry Luce in February 1930, four months after the Wall Street crash of 1929 that marked the Great Depression. The articles are eerily familiar discussing a changing business climate and wondering where the economy was headed.

A few links about vintage Fortune Magazine:

Fortune in Thumbnails
Fortune: The Art of Covering Business
1930's Cover Art

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