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Being Inside of the Outside

The original Monocle magazine was a satiric journal edited by Victor Navasky and published irregularly from the late 1950s until the mid-60s.

Monocle also published The Outsider’s Newsletter. Its motto has resonance in a curiously prescient way: “All We Know Is What We Don’t Read in the Papers.” This was published in the early 1960s when the press was less investigative than it is today.

The issue below is devoted to the musings of Lou Myers, satirist and cartoonist who was one of the mainstays of the magazine, and for my money one of the sharpest humorists of his day. (The Bull Connor of the drawing below is the segregationist Alabama politician who became the poster child of white racism in the South.)

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About Steven Heller Steven 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 →