Thursday, November 03, 2011


Obscurity of the Day: Wings of Love

Here's another of those strikingly well-drawn Sunday magazine cover series that proliferated in the 1920s and 30s; this one Wings of Love by consummate flapper artist Russell Patterson. As is typically the case with these series, it's a slightly dopey love story, this time involving an airplane pilot. I probably don't need to tell you that although the two seem doomed to be apart in these samples that in the end love does triumph.

Wings of Love ran from November 3 1929 to February 9 1930, and was syndicated by Hearst's International Feature Syndicate arm.

Thanks to Cole Johnson for the second sample above.

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These pages are drop-dead gorgeous! Those artists fortunate enough to have worked during the full-page feature days sure made the most of their enormous canvas.
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