Graphic Design Journals and
Magazines were published in Europe, the U.S. and other countries starting in
the 19th century. Germany,
for example, was a leader in printing and boasted a large number of
journals. The journals covered graphic design, typography, illustration,
advertising, photography, book publishing and other related subjects such as
the mechanical aspects of publishing.
Many of these journals possess beautiful graphics of their own and are an
excellent source for information about the artists and images displayed
elsewhere in this website.
I have a large number of these journals (mostly from Germany) in my collection and continue to add
additional examples. What I have decided to do is to include images from
these journals in a unique section, separate from the countries or subjects
they are associated with. The reason for this is that the images cover the
full range of graphic design from book covers to posters and it made sense
to include them together in on section, rather than out of context in a
country or subject section.
The images included in the journals are generally tipped-in (or
reproduced versions) of posters, brochures, advertisements, book covers,
letterheads, etc.. They are not the originals themselves but they are
original examples from the design journals of the period. So they meet my
standard of being originals. None of these images are modern reproductions.
For each image, I have noted the source of the image (journal, magazine
country, etc..) as well as whatever other information I possess as well as
translations where possible.