These covers for Harvard Review (a literary journal) are comprised of geometric forms which take a cue from the angular and curvilinear forms found in the typeface used for the journal's title (a modified version of House Industries' Neutraface).
Fortune Magazine isn't necessarily known to be the most graphically compelling publication. That is, unless you look back to the magazine's first 15 years, starting in 1929. Find out who penned the illustration for its original prototype—a rare piece!
In September 1914, the New York Times published a "Mid-Week Pictorial War Extra" as a Wednesday photographic supplement. It continued after the end of World War I and became known simply as the Mid-Week Pictorial. These images are from a 1915 edition.
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...