Monday, April 26, 2010

Pause a Moment: Illustrated Black Enterprise Magazine Covers

It was not uncommon to find illustrations below Black Enterprise Magazine's masthead in the seventies. Typically, the illustration was contained in a box with a black border, a standard feature for the magazine during that decade. Some covers deviated from the black border. But, due to the recognizable masthead, there was no question that you were picking up a Black Enterprise mag.

October 1975| cover design by art director Ed Towles, graphic designer George Smith, and researcher Gail Smith

June 1978 | cover illustration by Romare Bearden

June 1973 | cover illustration by Robert Van Nutt

December 1974 | cover illustration by Reynold Ruffin

Source: Google Books

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