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The glasses on the cover don’t exist
SVA Collection: The glasses on the cover don’t exist. And yet… Cover and first page, 1966.
January 20, 2013

The glasses on the cover don’t exist

By: bethkleber

Henry Wolf conducted several magazine seminars at SVA in the 1960s. This untitled publication was produced in 1966 over the course of thirty evening sessions; Wolf challenged his students to transform words or phrases into original images. The final product captures Wolf’s sensibility: refined, artful yet accessible, and a little silly.


Black and white magazine spread; left side depicts a pig hatching out of an egg; right side shows a black box containing the text "Ham and Eggs"


 
Ham and Eggs

Black and white magazine spread; left is a blank white page with the text "Instant Christmas" in small text; right is a photograph of an aluminum wrapped container full of candy canes.


 
Instant Christmas

Black and white magazine spread; left page contains text, right is a photograph of someone putting a ring on a mannequin's finger


 
True love is like seeing ghosts; we all talk about it but few of us have ever seen one.