Sunday, November 23, 2008

National Game & Puzzle Week Starts Today

Perhaps I've taken this too far but it has been a lot of fun to find magazine covers that connect to the theme of the day or week. And I've got a really crazy one that I'm holding back for Thanksgiving. When Bolles did this cover in 1924, the crossword puzzle had only been around for 11 years, so it was still a bit of a novelty. For some reason I think Bolles hand drew and numbered the puzzle on top of the girl instead of it being added on by the engraver.


Anonymous said...

hey im currently doin research on enoch and am in the imddle of writing an essay

tryin to find information i need on him is so far difficult

i was just wondering would u be able to help me at all by sending information about his self and asking questions?

thanks michaela

Jack R said...

Really...? Is this for a class? I'd be happy to help. Have you seen the Wikipedia entry on him (as a start). I fixed it up so it was factually correct. I've also written a biography about him that was in Illustration Magazine a couple years back. Send me an email and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Anonymous said...

yes its for my drawing lessons

i was wondering do you have any information on the influences and the historical background surrounding enoch and the time he did his illustrations (post war)


Jack R said...

Hi Michaela,
Well, there's very little known about Enoch's formal influences except that he attended the famous Art Students League and the National Academy of Design. He took courses under Robert Henri and the famous anatomist Bridgeman. He started doing professional work as early as 1910 if not before and his first magazine cover appeared in 1914 and his last in 1943. After that he did commissions but as far as I know, no more magazine or advertising art (though I hope I'm wrong about this). What else would you like to know?