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★ Magazine Illustration by Irving Nurick (1948)

★ Great watercolour illustration by prolific American artist, Irving Nurick, as featured in the January 1948 edition of Ladies Home Journal. I know that photographs tend to dominate magazines these days, but I think there’s so much to be said for good old-fashioned illustrations like this. The unique styles of different artists and the sheer expressiveness of their creations can add so much to an article, in a way that a photo just can’t (and that’s not knocking photos – they have their own strengths). This particular illustration was designed to accompany an article for ‘sub-debs’ (teenage girls) who had had an argument with their boyfriend, and which advised “If disagreements do come up, talk them out”. Wise words indeed…

Much love,

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