02 July 2011

LIFE Magazine cover, 1921 by Gustaf Adolf Tenggren

Gustaf Adolf Tenggren (November 3, 1896 - April 9, 1970) was best known for his character designs for Walt Disney, the Seven Dwaarfs in particular. He also designed the final sequence for Fantasia. Click to enlarge


  1. The beauty and simplicity of the old magazine covers is always a delight to see. I hate to sound like "that old guy" but covers nowadays are as busy as a CNN screen-grab with all those typefaces and blurbs fighting for your attention. I'd love to see a magazine today go the simple and elegant route. It would jump off the magazine rack!

    You have a fantastic blog. Excellent work!

  2. Tenggren also did some children's books.

    I still remember some of the pictures from his one of cowboys and Indians, it was that distinctive.

    1. http://www.gustaftenggren.com/images/CowboysAndIndians.jpg