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Fifty/50

A reflection on what’s changed in the last fifty years, other than me… COMMUNICATION 1. The NYC boroughs all use the 212 area code (and you don’t have to dial it) 2. Touch tone phones are a novelty 3. Phone numbers begin with letters—XX4, FA5 4. The telephone operator makes person-to-person long distance calls...

6:01 PST. Gidra vs. the American War Machine

Remember those radical underground rags of the late 1960s? The East Village Other. The Berkeley Barb. The L.A. Free Press. Gidra. Wait… Gidra? Wasn’t that a monster in those dumb Godzilla movies? Yes, but just because he tried to lay waste to Japan and the rest of civilization, Gidra wasn’t all bad. Which is...

Two Newspapers Relaunch on the Same Day

This is an unusual week for us at Garcia Media as two of the projects we have been working on will launch on the same day: Lebanon’s An Nahar and India’s Hindustan. These two projects have been in the pipeline for about six months and with both papers there were significant challenges. For each, we had to work...

Google News Archive = Typographic Inspiration

While starting any new design project I try to balance academic research with a strict adherence to Edward DeBono’s procedure of random stimulation. I used to sit with the huge 1912 American Type Founders Specimen book in front of my computer and slowly leaf through, imagining my project in many styles. While I’ve used...