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Research the history of magazine design, focusing mainly on theme, audience, layout design, typography, grid systems and designers who made an impact on the design and evolution of the magazines we read today.

Step 1.  Each group has been assigned a magazine to explore a theme with your team from those below. Click on this  Google Doc, navigate to your assigned team and cover, and answer the following questions:

 Explore past and present links. How have the covers changed? Who's represented? Who is left out? Who is on the cover? What role does gender, race, ethnicitybody image and sexuality play in terms of audience and representation? What are some cultural themes which emerge? Who is the audience?  As a group, choose one keyword representing your theme to explore in the databases.  Ex:  If race is your theme, "race" would be the keyword.

Step 2. Click the Articles tab in ulearn and click one of the article links.    Click a Subject Term inside the article and click Full Text.  What do you find?  Add in your keyword - how do the results change?  Email an article to yourself.

Step 3. Click the library's homepage and then click the Journals & Magazines link on the left. Enter your Magazine name and click "Search within" using a keyword which represents your theme or choose "Issues" or "Dates" to explore issues by date. What do you find?

Subject Terms are specific to your topic and hyperlinked to more articles on that topic.

Subject Terms:
African American press
AMERICAN periodicals
MEN'S magazines
Print culture
ESQUIRE (Periodical)
Vogue (Periodical)
WOMEN'S periodicals
Wintour, Anna, 1949-
Magazine advertising
Gender identity

Vogue (present)                                      Harpar's Bazaar (present)           Glamour (present)   

 Vogue (past)                                          Harper's Bazaar (past)                 Glamour (past)                       

                                                                                                                                           Glamour (covers)


Print (present)                                   Out (Present)                         

Print (past)                                        Out (Past)


Click below to see all Full Text resources in the catalog on the following art movments.

Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bahaus, Constructivism, Minimalism, and Pop Art.


Back to the Drawing Board: Graphic Design and the Visual Environment of Television at Midcentury

The Politics of Print

The Top 20 20th Century Topographers

Business Needs Good Design: And good design requires professionals.

Singing the Surface



Print portfolios, profiles, regional design, thematic issues, computer advances, historical perspective and provacative articles in all areas of the field.

Articles on the Evolution of Magazines

Magazines are a reflection of the historical context and political climate of their time period.  The following articles explore some of the historical and political themes inherent to the magazine's evolution.

Try a search yourself, by clicking an article below, and then clicking one of the Subject Terms inside the article to explore your theme in the library's databases.

Subject Terms are specific to your topic and hyperlinked to more articles on that topic.

To find more articles, click below, and then click on a Subject Term within the article or try searching within the following journal:  Media History

The Use of Black Models in Advertising.

Throwing stones across the Potomoc: The Colored American Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Cultural Politics of National Reunion.

Unconventional Politics: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and U.S. Indian Policy

Women's Magazines: An Interdisciplinary Lens

Where Has All the Sex Advice for Men Gone? In a post #MeToo era, men's magazines are pulling sex from their pages. Experts say they shouldn't.

Establishing and Adhering to Sexual Consent: The Association between Reading Magazines and College Students’ Sexual Consent Negotiation.

Tightening and Loosening Masculinity's (k)Nots: Masculinity in the Hearst Press during the Interwar Period.

The Sporting Pornographer.

Giving em Hell

Queering the New Woman: Ideals of Modern Femininity in The Ladies' Journal, 1915-1931.

"Rebel Woman," "Little Woman," and the Eclectic Print Culture of Protest in The Woman Worker, 1926-1929.

Saints, sinners and standards of femininity: discursive constructions of anorexia nervosa and obesity in women's magazines.

"That's Part of What We Do": The Performative Power of Vogue's Anna Wintour

Best Practices for Citing Sources in Presentations

Why do I need to cite my sources in a presentation?
• Credible sources show that you have done your research and reinforce your own credibility.
• Giving credit to your sources links you to an ongoing scholarly conversation. By identifying where you got your ideas, you enable your own readers to find the sources that you used if they want to learn more.
• JWU's Academic Honesty Policy lists plagiarism as a violation of University policy, as well as one of personal integrity.

How do I cite my sources in a visual presentation?
• Include a citation for any content, quotes, or ideas from another source. The citation should be located either next to the information or below it.
• Cite in the text and provide a list of citations at the end.

How do I cite a magazine cover in my works-cited list and in my essay?

To cite the cover of a magazine, you can generally create a works-cited-list entry for the issue of the magazine and then key your in-text reference to the first element of the entry: 

The most recent issue of The Nation features on its cover an image of a donkey with the top of the Capitol building on its back.

Work Cited

The Nation. 17-24 Dec. 2018,

If you discuss a cover image in detail and wish to credit the artist, you could provide the artist’s full name at first mention in your prose or the artist’s last name in parentheses and list the entry under the artist’s name. 

The most recent issue of The Nation features on its cover an image, created by Doug Chayka, of a donkey with the top of the Capitol building on its back.

Work Cited

Chakya, Doug. Cover image. The Nation, 17-24 Dec. 2018,


The most recent issue of The Nation features on its cover an image of a donkey with the top of the Capitol building on its back (Chayka).

Work Cited

Chakya, Doug. Cover image. The Nation, 17-24 Dec. 2018,

Note that in the above example, since the cover image lacks a title, a description is provided in the “Title of source” slot.

Published 19 April 2019

Citing Images from WGSN

Image label (If including image in your written work):

Fig. 1 Gender Neutral Figure in Denim. (WGSN Denim Team, [Sept. 2018]).

In the text:

WGSN Denim Team [Sept. 2018].

In your list of figures or references (omit figure number if you haven't included the image in your assignment)

Figure 1. WGSN Denim Team. [Sept. 2018] Gender Neutral Figure in Denim. WGSN. [Online image]. available from