Original concept design submitted to the Rose Bowl committee for the cover art of the game program. Made in 1951, along with two other designs choices. Piece is signed on the back by Bion Atkinson and the chosen piece has notes as well as his signature. Above shows the art with the final program. The differences between the submission and final cover are fascinating. Below shows two other submissions that are signed on the back and are also in my collection and a Bion Atkinson football from the 1948 Wisconsin vs California game.
Atkinson Concept Art
Atkinson Concept Art
Other Bion Atkinson Cover Art
1965 MSU vs OSU ORIGINAL COVER ART
Framed original art work by Barbara Brown for the 1965 Michigan State vs Ohio State football game. Brown created the cover art for the programs at Michigan State from 1950-1967 and 1970-1973.
Page 3 Cover Description
PHIL FRANK DRAWING
1968 SEASON PROGRAM ART
Phil Frank '65 was an MSU student who drew editorial cartoons for the State News. He would go on to be a nationally syndicated cartoonist based with the San Francisco Chronicle. Frank designed the art for the 1968 and 1969 MSU programs. This cartoon strip appeared on page 20-21 of each program with a different ending on page 22. Earlier, his cartoons were published in these 1965-66 programs shown below.
1968 MSU v Minnesota Program
1968 MSU v Purdue Program
1965 MSU v Illinois Program
1965 MSU v Northwestern Program
1966 MSU v NC State Program
1966 MSU v Michigan Program
1969 published compilation of State News cartoons
1960'S MURRAY OLDERMAN "Biggie Munn" ART
Murray Olderman is a nationally syndicated cartoonist who specializes in sports.
Olderman "Buck Nystrom" appeared in the 1955 MSU v Illinois program
Olderman "Biggie Munn" appeared in the 1956 MSU v Indiana program
Olderman "Duffy Daugherty" appeared in the 1956 MSU v Wisconsin program
Olderman "John Matsko" appeared in the 1956 MSU v Purdue program
Olderman "Pat Burke" appeared in the 1957 MSU v Purdue program
Olderman "Jack Heppinstall" appeared in the 1957 MSU v Kansas State program
Olderman "Sam Williams" appeared in the 1958 MSU v Michigan program
Olderman "James Feurig" appeared in the 1958 MSU v Pittsburgh program
Olderman "Don Wright" appeared in the 1959 MSU v Indiana program
Olderman "Lyman Frimodig" appeared in the 1959 MSU v Purdue program