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American Manhood covers

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jul 8th, 2014. Artwork published in .
    May 1953
    Source: http://www.ihpra.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    May 1953

    The logo for this beefcake magazine of the early 1950s could have been hand lettered, or perhaps it used another typeface, but it very closely resembles Directors Gothic from Lettering Inc., one of the earliest examples of phototype.

    I love these teaser headlines:

    The five most dangerous animals to hunt

    You don’t have to be weak and underweight

    The truth about venereal disease

    You can cure constipation … without drugs!

    My personal jungle adventures

    April 1953
    Source: http://pulpcovers.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    April 1953

    December 1952
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Image via Robert Deis. License: All Rights Reserved.

    December 1952

    March 1953. The “TRUTH” line is likely Tempo Bold. The type around the logo is either Tempo or Spartan/Futura.
    Source: http://www.comiccollecting.org Image via Mr. Zipper. License: All Rights Reserved.

    March 1953. The “TRUTH” line is likely Tempo Bold. The type around the logo is either Tempo or Spartan/Futura.

    June 1953. The line at the top of the cover is in Tempo Extra Black.
    Source: http://www.comiccollecting.org Image via Mr. Zipper. License: All Rights Reserved.

    June 1953. The line at the top of the cover is in Tempo Extra Black.

    Typefaces

    • Directors Gothic
    • Franklin Gothic
    • Spartan
    • Tempo

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    1 Comment on “American Manhood covers”

    1. Erik says:
      Jan 18th, 2015  5:39 pm

      I knew these looked familiar:

      store.mcsweeneys.net/produc…

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