Vintage Pulp Adventures in retro Home Mags

Nadine Boughtons Collagen-Serie "True Adventures in Better Homes" masht Motive aus den Covern der alten 50s-Pulp-Serie Mens Adventure und Einrichtungs-Magazinen aus den 70ern. Gefällt mir außerordentlich gut, aber mit alten Pulp-Covern kriegt man mich immer. Hier ein paar meiner Favs und ein Snip:

Men’s adventure magazines of the 1950’s and early 1960’s are shocking, funny, ambiguously rich artifacts of popular culture. Seeing them as narratives from the collective psyche, in this portfolio I consider how they would speak in an environment of orderly homes with sunny patios depicted in women’s magazines of the same era.

Here is a collision of two worlds: men’s adventure magazines or “sweats” meets Better Homes and Gardens. These photocollages are set against the backdrop of the McCarthy era, advertising, sexual repression, WWII and the Korean War. The cool, insular world of mid-century modern living glossed over all danger and darkness, which the heroic male fought off in every corner.