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jet set

Jet, the weekly magazine for African-Americans since 1951, is set to quit printing, and go all digital. Jet is notable for its role in chronicling the Civil Rights movement from its earliest years: “If it isn’t in Jet, it didn’t happen.” Origionally 15

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Posted in 00's, 10's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, magazines

a really big shew

I’ve been reading “Always on Sunday” by Michael Harris, about tv host Ed Sullivan. Sullivan broadcast from 1948 to 1971, making his “shew” the longest-running variety show in US broadcast history. Unlike the smooth television personalities of today, part of

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Posted in 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, books

the rules

Did you ever wonder how editors decide who gets to be on the cover of your favorite magazine? In the late 70’s, Richard Stolley, the founding Managing Editor of People magazine, laid out his rules: i Young is better than

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Posted in 70's, magazines

next stop, greatness

Graphic design master Massimo Vignelli died this month. I remember I wrangled an interview with him shortly after my graduation from sva. He was extremely gracious, and he seemed to like my student portfolio. I wonder, did I use his

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Posted in 70's, design, nyc

happy birthday, milton!

June 26 1929 is the birthday of American graphic designer Milton Glaser, best known for his 1975 Bob Dylan poster, and the 1977 IloveNY icon. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.

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Posted in 70's, design, illustration, magazines, nyc

“luke, I am your…”

Happy Father’s Day! wrong movie, and misquoted, but… dig that iconic 70’s typography!

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Posted in 70's, movies, typography