12.22.2010

every picture tells a story

There used to be something called a picture story. It was a thing of very few words, with captions and headlines and something called the text block. You were meant to be able to follow it by just reading headlines and looking at pictures. This kind of story pretty much died along with Life magazine, but lately it's been resurrected by some ex-LIFEers at American History magazine.  I've done a few this past year, including the one above. Appropriate, since Rockwell used to draw for Life, though more for Look. That's the first of four spreads. Didn't think you could stomach the whole thing.
     And now, off to Woonsocket!

3 comments :

Native JIm (East Coast) said...

Take courage.

It is a good day to sense a loss.

Anonymous said...

It was an innovation so moving that parents went home each night and read their children to sleep with text blocks

neruda said...

this is all news to me....where do I find the full story...or issue? love to see it, being one that likes a good portrait....