A couple of weeks ago my aunt Guillermina gave me as a very special gift, over 100 covers of Cosmopolitans dated from early 1900 to 1930’s.
From my point of view as a graphic designer, I had lots of fun with the graphics and the text of these covers, as an interior designer It was very interesting to find out what were the HOT items from a century ago and how they used to promote them. Those were the times when a purchase was made for the rest of your life time.
The idea of this blog entry came to mind when I saw the most recent Cosmopolitan magazine on the grocery shop.
Back in the day all the covers of Cosmopolitan where artfully illustrated in pastels promoting femininity and the main topic of each magazine was to review the latest works of literature.
It is a bit of a departure when you put a 100 year old Cosmopolitan cover in contrast with the latest cover of Cosmopolitan featuring Britney Spears. From Class to White Trash - Back in the day a hot chick was considered to be literate and classy; now a hot chick is the one who knows how to have sex, what she needs in bed, the one who knows how to inhale a whole pizza, and the one who doesn't want to let him go.
It's Britney B!#ch!
What are your thoughts???