What’s not to love about this cover from the April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics? A fantastic logo font! Money-making plans! An amazing, completely impractical sky toboggan pitching itself towards the ground as a single passenger takes notice of the pilot’s worried grimace!
Nobody made the future more terrifying that Hugo Gernsback, Editor. That’s why today in the tech publications business we call a death machine cover with a nice font—a jet-powered grain combine underneath a banner of Futura, say—”The Ol’ Gernsback.” Like most technology cover stories, that is nearly true.
Sky Toboggan (1935) [Paleo-Future]