From 1942 to 1947, Ray Eames designed 28 covers of the Arts & Architecture magazine. She often used Charles' current photographs in her compositions and, if relevant, also incorporated the experimental work going on in the Eames Office at the time. Aren't these covers spectacular? Each one is a true work of art.
Image credits: Arts & Architecture Covers 1-3 and Cover 4, Ray Eames' sketches for Arts & Architecture
I especially like the last image of which shows sketches of various page layouts. As I've previously said, here and here, I LOVE seeing the process that artists and designers take to get to a final product! There's an online archive of magazine covers from 1945 to 1967 but I didn't dare post images from there as the site requires a commitment to their copyright policy. Take a look for yourself - it's an incredible resource.
Check back tomorrow for the FINAL Eames post. When I first saw it, I was astonished how cutting-edge Charles & Ray were for their time!