Ads, Flair Magazine

Flair Magazine from 1950 lasted a year. It was an early example of magazine as art object. It was a lavish magazine, most issues had  die cut covers, fold out pages, and attached inserts. Contributor’s included Dali, Tennessee Williams, Jean Cocteau and Saul Steinberg. The high cost of producing it killed the magazine pretty quickly. My mother had a complete set and while I’m sure there are sites out there dedicated to Flair, I don’t know if anybody ever posted some of the small black and white spot ads from it. Here are a few: [click on image to enlarge]
Scan 7
Scan 13
Scan 19
Scan 12
Scan 4
Scan 5
Scan 2
Scan 6
Flair


    • Spank
    • July 9th, 2014

    Flair magazine is stylin’ and profilin’ ……… Wooooooooooooo !!!

  1. Great stuff Tim. I recognized the last one as something Paul Rand created. More here http://www.paul-rand.com/foundation/ads/#adsF

  2. I’ll take 3 of the “cat that swallowed the canary planter” gift wrapped, please.

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