Norman Rockwell’s April Fools Covers
A little fun for April 1 to spot the errors in the famous April Fools Covers created by American artist Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) for the Saturday Evening Post in the 1940s.
After six grueling months of hard work on his famous Four Freedoms, Rockwell did a whimsical cover to relax. Although lighthearted in nature, Rockwell’s 1943 April Fools cover still features the painstaking amount of detail for which the artist was known, packing odd and amusing details into almost every square inch. The cover concept proved so popular with readers that Rockwell did two more such April covers for that decade, in 1945 and 1948. Today, readers still delight in scrutinizing these covers—and even find new errors from time to time. Can you spot all of them? 1
Follow the link below to see the 1943, 1945, 1948 covers. You can search for the errors in the illustrations and check against the list given. Have fun!!
PS - Do use the enlarging feature provided to study and enjoy the remarkable detail Rockwell put in his illustrations.