I don’t know about you guys, but I like the old days. Who’s been reading this blog for some time now, has been noticing that I absolutely adore the old days and everything concerning this matter.
This exactly why, today I thought it would be a nice thing if I’d present you a special fave of mine, The Shadow! The graphics, even if made in the 1930s, have a way in making you feel. The graphics of that times had soul. A whole lot of soul! Because everything was hand drawn and this meant a whole lot!
The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in pulp magazines, then on 1930s radio and then in a wide variety of media, that follow the exploits of the title character, a crime-fighting vigilante with psychic powers. One of the most famous pulp heroes of the 20th century, The Shadow has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games, and at least five motion pictures. The radio drama is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles.
I think that this is a nice way in starting the graphic images. We know that the old days have been very productive in this way. The future of this images is exactly the vector image! Today we have technology and we have what we like to call… futuristic art.
But, until we surprise you with some new vector art, let’s see what our predecessors used to make.
I present you some great vintage magazine covers for The Shadow: