We reported back in July that the University of Iowa has been digitizing their holdings, including fanzines and pulp magazines. They’ve been documenting their collection for future generations, and they’ve posted some stunning pictures online.
These types of magazines are in dire need of preservation: The paper on which they were printed was the cheapest available, and really doesn’t hold up to the tests of time.
The pulps never cease to enchant me. Brilliant colors, striking images and bold text are central features of pulp art, yet each cover carries its own aesthetic, and creates its own ambiance. These covers were done over a span of ten years by some fantastic pulp artists: Frank R. Paul, Hugh Rankin, Leo Morey and R.G. Harris.
Check out their progress over on their tumblr.