My Favorite Things – Vintage Vanity Fair Magazine Covers

A few years ago my husband gave me a box of 100 Vintage Vanity Fair Postcards.  The collection is wonderful, and I’ve sent many of my favorites already to family and friends.  Although the boxed set contains quite a variety of artistic styles, my favorites are the less painterly, more geometric and playful illustrations.  I envy these compositions for their sophisticated simplicity.   Looking at these images always makes me happy – and inspires me to find the magical formula for my own art.

Here are my favorites:

Vanity Fair postcard

Vanity Fair postcard 4

Vanity Fair postcard 3

Vanity Fair postcard 2



Filed under Art, illustration, My Favorite Things

6 responses to “My Favorite Things – Vintage Vanity Fair Magazine Covers

  1. Who doesn’t love these!

  2. I agree, I love the stylized figures!

    • They are stylized, yet so human and appealing at the same time. Which is why I love them.

      Hope you are doing well! Andy is in Milwaukee this week, so if you see someone who looks like him, go ahead and wave.

      🙂 Joana

      On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


  3. These are too, too cute. I love these! I bet they were fun looking through!

    • Hi Celeste, I think I’ll hold onto those 4 cards…the only ones I have left of that particular artist and style. I still have probably 50 of the 100 cards that came in the box, but none rate as high on the cuteness (or make-me-smile) meter.

      We’re getting some lovely sunny and warm weather here in the Big Apple today. I hope you are getting some nice spring days now, too!

      🙂 Joana

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