Apologies for the brief interlude: sickness prevailed…
Right, 1960s illustrations from March. It’s amazing how within one decade, the fashionable style can change so much.
That illustration and the one in my last post both came from the same magazine:
One of my friends suggested a while back that I probably had enough material with these magazines to study a PHD in how the role of women has changed. I should say I probably have! I was actually comparing some of these magazines to modern ones with my Year Eleven revision students this week; they were quite horrified when I pointed out that everything in the modern ‘Stylist’ magazine still described a woman who was: white, middle class, ‘girly’, interested in only clothes, make-up and pretty things, had no interest in technology, Science Fiction or work. It did get me thinking about the issue – has the role of a woman changed all that much or not? Hmmm… perhaps something to consider another time when I’m not still feeling ill.
Woman’s Own from March, 1967 also:
Is that Twiggy? I’m not into the 60s enough to really recognise her (I know, I know she’s an icon, the face of the era, blah blah blah). They usually don’t mention the cover stars at all in these magazines, I don’t know why.
As always, I would suggest visiting the Today’s Inspiration blog for more information about both of these artists.
I do prefer the earlier illustrations of the ’50s and early ’60s to these. I find these a bit gloomy and dull, to be honest. Still interesting though, to see how the style has changed.
- March Illustration: The ’60s (littleowlski.wordpress.com)
- Illustrators in March: Harris, Carter and Heseltine (littleowlski.wordpress.com)
- Jon Whitcomb: Couples in Love (littleowlski.wordpress.com)