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This Week Magazine Vacation Guide 1949

This Week Magazine: Vacation Guide, 1949. No mention of illustrator. Lowell Hess, perhaps?

This is a wonderful cover to a rather dull magazine. It's one of those informational publications, with no ads - actually, it says that This Week is part of The Sunday Magazine, "issued jointly by 24 big city American newspapers."

Things to consider: I love the way that the artist sets the family apart from the background by creating a light source directed on them. See the cast shadow? Also, I love how there's a story being told with the dog interested in something off-camera left. Check out how each family member's pose moves from left to right as you go from dog, kid, mother, father: a nice triangle grouping. Genius!

Okay, I'll let you see it larger.


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Taken on November 4, 2009