Thursday, July 24, 2008


...I can't do this blog about illustration and menswear w/o recognizing some great illustrators of the 20th century. 

This cover was by an artist named Pierre Simon. I know nothing about this guy, but I love his work. Such a confident, bold line (I mean, look at her. Totally Juliette Greco-ed out). The magazine was called 'ADAM' - out of Paris. This issue is June/July 1951. I have about 10 issues - used to buy them from a guy in the Marais until even he couldn't find any more issues. 

In the issue you can see Americanism creeping into the lives of the French - Coke, TV, jazz. But there are pages of men hunting in suits (pheasant season is approaching!) that might as well have been from 500 years ago.