Looking back over the past 75 years, much has changed, but if we look at yesterday’s techniques for clear print communication and sharing information, what worked then is still what makes sense today. These 12 vintage illustrations from 1940′s copies of Fortune magazine highlight how graphic communication has changed, while revealing the valuable and clever techniques that still communicate clearly today.
Founded just 4 months after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which launched the Great Depression, Fortune Magazine has become one of the iconic periodicals of the last century. Originally sold for a staggering $1 per issue (a Sunday New York Times went for only 5 cents), it featured a non-traditional large format and bright color printing to convey it’s socially conscious financial information.
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