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Para Todos Covers: Brazil’s Gorgeous 1920s Art Deco Style Magazine

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Brazil’s Para Todos magazine, under the direction of José Carlos (July 18, 1884 – October 2, 1950), epitomises the 1920s, the age of art deco, flappers and jazz.

Old magazines are precious tools for getting to know the past. Perhaps because they have not been designed to last as long as the books, they bring a fresh and clear picture of an era. These icons of contemporary pop culture show the fashions dressed, food, concerns, entertainment of the day.

Para Todos nails it. The covers are sublime.



Jose Carlos (1920)

Jose Carlos (1920)

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  • njguy54

    Aside from the black musicians who are drawn to look like chimpanzees, these covers have an amazingly modern look. You have to remind yourself they’re nearly 100 years old. I wonder how many illustrators could match their sensual style today.

  • Barry Rivadue

    One of them (a woman diving downwards) looks just like a 1960s poster. Very psychedelic.