SHS Radiator cover illustrations by Bill Hanley

SHS Radiator cover 1945

Today we know the Somerville High School Radiator as the annual yearbook, but in the 19th and for part of the 20th century it was a monthly student literary and news magazine, often with striking cover art and design. The group of covers we're featuring for today's Throwback Thursday were created by Bill Hanley, who graduated from SHS in 1945. His later work appeared on the covers of the Boston Globe Magazine and other magazines, book jackets, and commercial advertising. He was the art director of the design department at the Globe for 44 years. Mr. Hanley passed away in 2009 at the age of 81. For more Bill Hanley covers, see our Flickr album here:

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