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rock’n’roll

Design giant Bradbury Thompson, 1911-1995, is remembered for his ability to construct modernist layouts from classic typefaces and historic illustrations.

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unzipped!

The subscribers’ edition of Marie’s Claire magazine’s August issue will have a “denim” sleeve that “unzips” to reveal the cover beneath. The gimmick is sponsored by advertiser “Guess Jeans.”  

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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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bye, lads!

I wrote here about the death of Felix Dennis, who initiated the birth of the “lad” magazines in the 90’s. Looks like he’s taking the lad mags with him: • Nuts folds. • Stuff drops babes from covers. • New

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typography you can dance to

Tibor Kalman, and his graphic design firm M & Co, made type dance in this 1988 music video for the Talking Heads song (Nothing But) Flowers From 1990 to 1995, Kalman was the founding editor-in-chief of the Benetton-sponsored Colors magazine

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Posted in 80's, 90's, magazines, music, video

do-it-yourself

Did you ever want to create your own magazine? Magcloud can help!

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get the look!

I’ve seen many columns & videos that promise to help you “get the (magazine) cover look”, but this is the first one I’ve seen for a 50-year-old cover. I love it!

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