Enjoy Easter with Woman’s Own

¬† Woman’s Own, Thursday April 3rd 1952 How are you all enjoying the bank holiday? I will admit to having done not a lot today. We went for a run this morning, Aidan has spent the rest of the day working on the West German Pottery empire and I’ve… made some soup and watched five…

April Illustrations: Pretty in Pink

One of the things I love about these magazines is that even on the pages where they don’t use full colour, there’s still an attempt to create a pleasing effect. These ‘pink pages’ are no exception. In fact, pink seems to be a theme for the April editions: She doesn’t look that upset by her…

March Illustrations: The ’70s

Unbelievably, March is nearly at an end. Which means I need to post up the last of my March illustrations. This time, they are all from 1972 editions of Woman And Home and Woman’s Own. I’ve not seen the name ‘Sommer’ mentioned before, so I don’t know anything about it. I do like this one…

More Illustrations from the ’60s

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…

March Illustration: The ’60s

It’s a speed post tonight, I’m afraid, as I’m a bit bogged down with work, Masters and making tea! I’m trying to post something every day though, so here goes… For a story titled ‘I Love You’… seems to fit my mood tonight. Not that I love work or anything… That’s all you’re getting for…

Illustrators in March: Harris, Carter and Heseltine

There is a danger that my new found love of illustrators from time gone by is verging on becoming an obsession. I just can’t stop looking at the illustrations in my Woman’s Own magazines and researching the writers. Thankfully, I’ve found the amazing Today’s Inspiration blog (amongst others) to help me out. I’ve searched through…

Lucia Lerner Illustration

I was reading about Lucia Lerner on Leif Peng’s fantastic¬†Today’s Inspiration blog; a few days later I found this: The illustration isn’t signed by Lucia, but she is credited below the main story: Another good blog about illustration is the Female Illustrators of the Mid 20th Century. They’ve also got a lovely post about Lucia…