Dimensions was a quarterly publication of the Simpson Lee Paper Company founded in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to demonstrate different types of paper and different properties of paper. Today and tomorrow, I'll show two exemplary issues.
Steven Heller draws attention to Bradbury Thompson, editor/designer of Westvaco Inspirations and art director of Mademoiselle magazine with a short profile and several examples of his work.
John Sloan was a member of the storied “Philadelphia Five,” and brought Art Noveau to the America public's attention. Learn more about his career and view several examples of his work.
The quantity of European alternative pubs and tabs published during the Seventies was extraordinary. In 2000, the exhibition Die Kunst der Zeitschrift (The Art of Newspapers) hung at the Kasseler Kunstverein. View several examples of journals from this time.
With books migrating to pads and pods this maybe a moot point. But before designed book jackets, book covers were the primary illustrative and typographical surface on a book. The photographs of the covers taken from "Arts and Crafts Book Covers" (in the book over 90 in all), makes this an essential document of...
Check out this handbook for wartime citizens, which describes and illustrates the insignias and graphics used by the various divisions of the armed forces.
Book jackets were functional appendages to books created to keep covers free of dirt and dust (hence the now antiquated term dust jackets). They're also mini-posters designed to attract readers -- like bees to the flower. Twenty years ago, Seymour Chwast and I authored a book titled Jackets Required, a survey of these dust...
Ridendo—a humor magazine distributed to French physicians—was used by pharmaceutical companies for 44 years to reach the medical professionals by tickling their funny bones.
People love to say it: Print, as a medium, is dead. But it continues to hold its own. Allow me to blow your mind with some powerful statistics.
I’m a big fan of architectural historic preservation and restoration, and have involved myself and my studio in the saving of three structures that faced imminent destruction. These include railway stations in Skokie, Il, and Scarsdale, NY, as well as our studio’s White Plains, NY, home in the 1926 Bar Building. It’s truly as...