Palm Springs Life Cover Mug - 1961 Earl Cordrey Coffee Mug - Blizzard Hits East

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Description: This 15 ounce mug features the vintage Palm Springs Life cover art by Earl Cordrey from January 11, 1961. Blizzards in the east are only a headline in the newspaper to vacationers in Palm Springs. While other parts of the nation were shivering in the snow, the desert was basking in the sun by its swimming pools.

Comes in gift box.

  • 100% ceramic
  • C-handle
  • 15 ounce
  • Printed in the USA

Earl Cordrey (1902-1977) was a founder of Palm Springs Life who designed the original logo and illustrated covers fro the magazine until the mid-1960s. A Southern California native, he trained at the prestigious Chouinard School of Art (which was since absorbed by CalArts) and worked in the studio of the revered early desert landscape painter Sam Hyde Harris before marrying his wife, Catherine, moving to New York, and devoting himself to magazine illustration. The couple moved to the desert in the early 1940s, and Cordrey quickly became a fixture of the local art scene.