People Say We’re Monkeying Around

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And they’re right. This is a monkeying-around post, or Monkee, if you prefer. Sometimes it’s just fun to look at stuff and think design-y thoughts. I was thinking, What does this issue of Audience magazine, designed by Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast at Push Pin Studios, have in common with this issue of Tiger Beat‘s special Monkees issue?


Actually, not a helluva lot. Except, of course, Davy Jone’s expression is similar, and for many tweens in 1968 he was a living doll. Basically, this is just an excuse to show some interior typography from my fave groovy teen magazine from when I was a hippy radical underground press designer, but for relaxation between agitations and insurrection I fingered through mags like these for hair and fashion tips. Now you know.


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About Steven HellerSteven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →