Retro, Kitschy Finds and Illustration by Tabitha Brown
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