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  • Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2024!

    As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve for the past 18 years, I’ll wish Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with one of J. C. Leyendecer’s New Year’s covers for the Saturday Evening Post, in this case marking the arrival of 1924. For more Leyendecker to while away your New Year’s day, check…

  • Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2023!

    As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve for the past 17 years, I’ll wish Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with one of J. C. Leyendecer’s New Year’s covers for the Saturday Evening Post, in this case marking the arrival of 1923. American illustrator J.C. Leyendecker first represented the new year as a…

  • Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2022!

    As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve since 2006, I’ll wish Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with one of American illustrator J. C. Leyendecker’s wonderful New Year’s covers for the Saturday Evening Post, in this case from 1922. Leyendecker was the first to represent the new year as a baby (originally —…

  • J. C. Leyendecker’s wide awake Santa

    Well, here’s something I didn’t know: coffee perks you up! — at least, according to this ad from the December 16, 1940 issue of Life magazine, delightfully illustrated by J. C. Leyendecker. Apparently, Santa is WIDE AWAKE in this ad from the Pan American coffee producers. This is an advertisement for coffee in general, rather…

  • Eye Candy for Today: J.C. Leyendecker’s Rowers

    Another great Saturday Evening Post cover by the inimitable American Illustrator, J.C. Leyendecker. As usual, Leyendecker is walking a line between naturalistic representation of anatomy, cloth and other objects, and stylistic touches. In this image, I note the small streaks of light across areas of the arms legs and clothing of the figures, as well…

  • Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2021!

    As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve for the past 15 years, I’ll wish all Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with another of J.C. Leyendecker’s terrific New Year’s Baby covers for the Saturday Evening Post. Equipped with a pickaxe and shiny lunchpail, our 1921 Leyendecker baby seems ready to get to work…