Lifestyle Illustration
of the 60s



Edited by Rian Hughes



Flexi-cover with flaps

Format: 24.9 x 19.4 cm (9 3/4 x 7 ⅝ in.)

576 pages, 1000 illustrations

Recommended Retail Price:

£24.95 | €29.95 | us $45.00

Trilingual text

English/French/German edition

ISBN 978-1-906863-04-3


Take a visually explosive trip back in time

Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s is a stunning survey of magazine artwork from the Swinging Sixties. It not only gives a fascinating insight into the extraordinary artistic talents of the illustrators featured, but also reveals the social aspirations of this unprecedented era of political optimism and sexual freedom. Featuring over 1,000 gloriously inventive and stylistically diverse illustrations, Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s traces the decade’s evolution from the homemaking ethos of romantic coupledom to the stylish liberation of mini-skirted Chelsea girls. In the process, it provides an intriguing and poignant glimpse into Sixties 
Pop Culture.



From romantic homemaking to psychedelia

The Sixties was an optimistic era of unprecedented change, and its heady zeitgeist was captured in the amazing range 
of artwork that adorned magazines of the time. Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s features page after page of stunning rediscovered artwork, much of it by the very best artists of the day. An informative introduction explores the history of this long overlooked art form and contextualizes its place within a wider social framework. Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s provides a wonderful, nostalgic escape into a world of stylishly sophisticated living, revealing just how much life has changed over the intervening decades.

About the author

Rian Hughes is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, comic artist, logo designer and typographer. He studied graphic design at the London College of Printing before working for an advertising agency, i-D magazine and a series of record sleeve design companies. In 1994, he founded his own studio, Device, and has since worked with a wide range of international clients in publishing, advertising, music and fashion. He has also worked extensively for the British and American comic book industries, both as artist and designer.