Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Anything Can Be Art: Magazine Covers

This is such a fun idea that has numerous possibilities...using magazine covers as artwork!

One of my favorite vintage store in downtown Champaign, Carrie's, has recently carried some reproduction magazine covers framed and ready to hang! Very cool! The store has had a good selection of vintage University of Illinois football programs and I picked up a group of 3 to hang in my them and get lots of compliments!

My mom picked up a pair of reproduction and enlargment Harper's Bazaar covers from the 1930's...they are amazing...vibrant colors and modern images! She hung them in a powder bathroom and they add great color and interest to the small space.

Other ideas for magazine covers as art:

  • Vintage Sports Illustrated covers (or other sports magazines) for a boy's room, bar area, or man cave.

  • Travel magazine of places you've visited or would like to visit!

  • Fashion magazines...Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, etc.

  • Saturday Evening Post or The New Yorker

  • Film or Theatre magazine covers to use in your media room, den or home theater.

  • Photo of your favorite celebrity icon on the cover of Rolling Stone.
  • Websites to order magazine cover art: