10.14.2014

Some Herb

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Upper & Lowercase magazine
Art director: Herb Lubalin

This website is a brilliant resource where you can download entire issues.

http://blog.fonts.com/category/u&lc/

It's a great magazine. Even the simple text pages are elegant.

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7.25.2013

Skyline

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It's a classic. Massimo Vignelli is one of the greats who is widely documented. But it's a very special moment when you happen to see two issues of Skyline lying around. So here they are. If you want to see more then check out the Flickr stream. There's also more to read in Eye60 and Eye83. The Vignelli's gave a D&AD lecture a few years a go where Massimo said that you should never be fashionable, you should be timeless. Skyline is a perfect example of this. SKY_04.jpg
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7.18.2013

2013 Update

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Dear readers We have been terribly remiss in letting the blog get dusty and unloved. We have finally decided to do a spring clean and clear out the spam and upscale our pictures. In the process we have decided to stop using our paid for image service and use Flickr instead. This will all take a bit of time, so in the meantime, please bear with all the broken image links.

1.04.2013

90's Interview



Editor: Ingrid Sischy
Creative Director: Fabien Baron 
Issue: July 1990










I thought we'd kick off 2013 with an impulse ebay purchase over Christmas – one of my favourite magazines, 90’s Interview, Fabien Baron era. The magazine looks as great now as ever, but I think this is a beautiful example of Baron’s work of that period – carrying his signature style of vertical condensed Franklin Gothic page furniture in the first quarter of the magazine, followed by fireworks of big type and photography in the remaining pages. For me Fabien’s work isn’t amazing only because of the type, although he is of course a master in this respect, but he understands more than anyone the power of photography in editorial design. His striking type openers and page sequences owe a great deal to his taste and understanding of images and how to commission this for stories. Fernando Gutiérrez's comments on Baron’s work hit the mark in this short video for Phaidon.


 







6.13.2012

Tom Eckersley

A few great Tom Eckersley posters from 1966 to 1988 EK01 EK02 EK03 EK05 EK04

6.15.2011

P/M Magazine



A Design Student's Guide to The New York World's Fair
1939
Paul Rand

We here at things to look at are always in favour of bold, pure geometry and this just caught our eye.

5.09.2011

Festival Times





The Festival Times
4 Issues from 1981
Edinburgh University Student Publishing Company
Designers: Simon Esterson & Nigel Billen
Editor: Tim Willis

Anyone who attended Simon Esterson's Typographic Circle talk last month might remember seeing this early piece of work. There is something very exciting about the angled headers and images.