On the weekend we went to a large outdoor antique market that is just an hour outside of Toronto. Realizing it was already August it occurred to us that we really needed to get to the market, which has been open since May. Where the summer has gone I do not know.
Not five minutes on site and I spotted a stack of 30 book sized magazines. I wasn't sure if they were books or magazines but I thought the illustrations were fantastic. Vintage 40's and 50's and all men.
Now, here is a little warning. Be careful if you google this for more information. Men Only is a British publication and was probably the inspiration for Playboy. In these early magazines, the nudie cartoons and topless models are either very artistic or very humorous. I only discovered that when I got home and found a beautiful show girl as a centerfold. In the 70's it was bought and became the sort of magazine I would not be buying at an antique market or any market for that matter.
Each magazine has a "letter from Paris" which I can't wait to read and all sorts of clothing tips and articles about the issues of the day.
I wonder what magazines someone will write about 60 years from now that they find in an antique market from this decade?
The question is, what do I want to do with these magazines? I did think about framing all the covers. What a wall that would make! For now, I am scanning them and reworking them in Photoshop. This is how my fridge looked this evening.
I opted to make a set of magnets! Really, every cover is fantastic...there might be 30 magnets on my fridge by the weekend!