UofM Football Program Art (1920-1941)

Submitted by Everyone Murders on October 25th, 2012 at 10:27 AM

The current Michigan Today has a slideshow article featuring covers from various football programs.  The 1925 OSU program is copied below, but they're all worth a peek if you like this sort of thing.  Article is here: http://michigantoday.umich.edu/2012/10/slideshow/index.html#1  .

Car Craze



October 25th, 2012 at 10:46 AM ^


I think these are incredible…a little infusion of artistic interpretation to a game void of it to the untrained eye.  In this same vein, the wallpaper that Monumental creates (TheArtTheArtTheArt) is one of my favorite things on this board.


I have no idea what programs look like now (haven't been to a game in 12+ years), but I think it'd be great to allow for student/artistic illustrations to make a comeback on programs.  These are great printed time capsules.  


October 25th, 2012 at 11:16 AM ^

In October of 1929 they had a 100% increase on program price.  Not fair!

Edit: and a few weeks later it's back to 25 cents and stays that way for over a decade.  I wonder why the Harvard program was so expensive.


October 25th, 2012 at 12:36 PM ^

Regarding the decrease back to 25 cents, one would almost think that something happened in late October 1929 to change the amount of disposable income among college football fans.

I guess we will never know what that might be.

Seriously, though, I wonder if the Harvard game was a "premium" game at the time, and the program (and ticket?) prices reflected this.