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Duodenum in a Vise?

“How do you symbolize spasm?” asked David J. Herzbrun in the January – February 1958 issue of Print magazine. “A knotted rope? A clenched fist? A duodenum in a vise?” Then he noted, “It had all been done before.” So …

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Looking Back: Working with Herb Lubalin on U&lc

Herb Lubalin was not only a boss, but was a mentor and father-figure to Ellen Shapiro. She, along with Ilene Strizver and Jason Calfo, talk about working with the legendary Herb Lubalin at U&lc.

An L.A. View of Meggs's N.Y. School of Design

Everyone will approach the fifth edition of Meggs’ History of Graphic Design through their own personal filters. Steve Heller’s already done his overview of the print and digital versions. Paul Shaw may pick up his Blue Pencil to correct factual …

Ten (or More) Things You Didn’t Know About Herb Lubalin

1. His name was pronounced Loo-ball-in, with the accent on the loo. 2. He was color-blind and ambidextrous. 3. Although he ultimately rejected advertising in favor of graphic design, as an agency art director at Sudler & Hennessey he was …

Pornography Without Sex

Tonight begins two panels at the Great Hall of The Cooper Union on the influence of Herb Lubalin as art director, typographer, and stylist on graphic design of the sixties and afterward. Everyone who knew Lubalin’s work can refer to a …

It's October—Must Be Type Month!

I don’t think there is an official type month on the calendar, but you would not know it from the events planned for October by the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, all related to those little letters. …

Lubalin Is Coming, Lubalin Is Coming

It’s about time that Herb Lubalin, the American phototype pioneer, had a new monograph. And 2012 is a good time for Adrian Shaughnessy to have written it. The last and only one was published in 1985. The forthcoming 448-page volume, …

Two Magazines With Nothing in Common

One is Swiss, the other is American. One is modern, the other is heartland. One is about building and design, the other is about general themes, which may include building and design. So, they have nothing in common except that …

Herbie on PBS

This short film featuring logo master Herb Lubalin explaining the origins of the PBS logo speaks for itself. And what a voice. See the video here.