Monday, December 31, 2018

Pageant Key Art (August 1961)

The last post of 2018 at AEET, and now that you've checked out our previous entry dedicated to Barbara Steele HERE, how about a few more highlights from the same issue of Pageant Magazine, dated August 1961, this time with the focus on some of the fun key art used in a variety of the articles contained within. The first set of incredible car related images is about ways to cut summer driving costs (artist unknown unfortunately), followed by a really cute two page spread about boys wooing girls with art by MAD legend, Paul Coker (of course!) Artist also unknown on the ultra adorbz "How to Find Money" image set (dig that hilarious little girl hatin' on Hitler, haha), and finally a nice leggy illustration by someone name Weber for an article about Hollywood name dropping or something. All wonderfully stylized, and exactly the thing that floats this blogger's boat-- you all totally know what I mean! I also rounded out this post with the front and back mag covers.

Enjoy-- and see you all next year in 2019!


JMR777 said...

Great way to start off the new year!

Craftypants Carol said...

Those money making schemes don’t seem very lucrative but I’m intrigued.

Have a super fab 2019 Karswell!!!

Mr. Cavin said...

Those car illustrations are all solid gold. I can't choose a favorite (but if I did, it would be the blue car going up the hill). I also like the dude reclining on the ten dollar bill. I'm gonna have to start flipping through Pageant Mags when I see them.

Happy New Year!

thejohnmc963 said...

Great post. Can you imagine how many Action Comics #1 and many more priceless comics got sold to junk dealers for pennies a pound. Yikes