Monday, April 28, 2008

Whitney Darrow, Jr. illustrations for Woman's Day magazine's guide to the 1964 New York World's Fair

Cartoonist Whitney Darrow, Jr. was part of 'the old guard' at
The New Yorker.

His stint there was among the longest; He was 24 years old when the magazine first published one of his cartoons in 1933.
1,500 + cartoons and several covers later, he retired from The New Yorker's pages in 1982.

His work appeared over the years in many other magazines, in advertisements, in children's books, and in this case, accompanying a piece on the 1964 New York World's Fair that appeared in the July, 1964 issue of Woman's Day.

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- Text to the article 'Come One, Come All, Come to the New York World's Fair' continues...

Follow links to:
- page 83
- page 84
- page 85

Dedicated to
"Peace Through Understanding," and "Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe", the fair was located at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens - - the same site as the 1939 New York World's Fair.

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For more info on the '64 Fair, the wikipedia entry has some great links to video footage and photos, and you may also wish to visit a previous 'vintage vinyl' post on this blog; 'The Wayfarers at the World's Fair'.

Regarding cartoonist Whitney Darrow, Jr.,
follow links to:
- Darrow's obituary in the New York Times, from 8/12/1999

- A gallery of Darrow New Yorker cartoons

- A gallery of Darrow's book covers and illustrations at PBase.Com, including his poster for the '64 NY World's Fair.

- a 1943 TIME magazine article about Darrow

- Circa 1955, Whitney Darrow's lesson from the Famous Artist's Cartoon Course, via Matt's Morgue

- A Leif Peng flickr set, archiving Darrow's artwork in 2 mid-1950's Chase & Sanborn magazine ads


steph said...

A link to the site in Google maps, where the Unisphere and the greater outlines of the site still stand.

Kevin Kidney said...

YahHoo! This is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I've blissfully frittered away my entire evening on your blog...

Matt J said...

Yes-me too, just discovered your marvellous blog-TONNES of great articles. Ronald Searle covered the NY World Fair too - a nice spread appeared in HOLIDAY magazine. Interesting to compare the 2 artists approaches.

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