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The Practical Householder

The Practical Householder

Vintage magazine covers on canvas

76 x 61cm


A collection of original, vintage magazine covers arranged on painted canvas with a cut three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass within a white, wooden frame.

These classic, home improvement magazine covers are from 1957 and feature hand-drawn, idealised illustrations of domestic life at that time. The individual history of each cover is evident in the marks, tears and worn edges of the paper.

Raised ring shapes contribute contrast to the surrounding design and the addition of fluorescent card on the reverse gives the impression of illumination upon the white canvas behind.

© Adam Robinson