The Art of Political Caricature on Magazine Covers, 1960-76
If you're as stressed-out as we are from the current political campaign, here's an antidote. Julie Mihaly
) and myself (Newmanology
) have collected a big set of images of 1960s-70s politicians, and are posting them daily on our Facebook
pages. It's a rich collection of campaign goodies, including comic books, posters, buttons, photographs, and general fun political merchandise (Spiro Agnew mouthwash, JFK bubblegum cards, a Barry Goldwater coloring book). And of course, there are many brilliant vintage magazine covers, featuring illustrated portraits by a great selection of artists. We've collected some of our favorites here, with illustrated portraits by Paul Davis, Ben Shahn, David Levine, David Stone Martin, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell,
, November 12, 1973. Illustration of Richard Nixon
by Robert V. Engle
Rolling Stone, August 17, 1972. Illustration of George McGovern by Ralph Steadman. Source: http://fuckyeahrollingstonemagazine.tumblr.com/
Time, March 27, 1972. Illustration of George Wallace by David Stone Martin.
National Lampoon, August 1972. Illustration of Richard Nixon (and Henry Kissinger) by Robert Grossman.
The Saturday Evening Post, October 29, 1960. Illustration of John F. Kennedy by Norman Rockwell.
Rolling Stone, October 6, 1977. Illustration of Bella Abzug by Andy Warhol.
Time, December 14, 1962. Illustration of Adlai Stevenson by Ben Shahn.
Time, May 24, 1968. Illustration of Bobby Kennedy by Roy Lichtenstein.
Newsweek, November 3, 1969. Illustration of John Lindsay by David Levine.
The Saturday Evening Post, February 10, 1968. Illustration of Lyndon Johnson by Ronald Searle.
Scanlan's, June 1970. Illustration of Richard Nixon by Roland Topor. Source: http://babylonfalling.tumblr.com/
Time, November 17, 1967. Illustration of Carl Stokes by David Stone Martin.
Crawdaddy, September 1975. Illustration of Ted Kennedy by Vincent Topazio.
Evergreen, June 1969. Illustration of Bobby Kennedy by Paul Davis.
Time, January 3, 1972. Illustration of Richard Nixon by Stanley Glaubach.
The Boom Underground
pages on Facebook are posting daily sets of politician images throughout the month of October. You can also see images on the Newmanology Tumblr
page. Fans of vintage imagery of all kinds should check out Boom Underground
's daily Baby Boomer-era feed of posters, videos, restaurant menus, photographs, product designs, book and LP covers, and much more. Julie Mihaly also has a companion Boom Underground
website packed with visual goodies. Most essential is her monthly series, When Magazines Ruled the World
, a brilliantly curated collection of 1950s-70s magazine covers.LINKSBoom Underground on FacebookBoom Underground websiteBoom Underground: When Magazines Ruled the WorldNewmanology on TumblrNewmanology on Facebook