US: A Paperback Magazine, 1969–1970

Curator: Project Projects
date: October 24, 2012
Categories: Book Design, Editorial Design, Illustration, Typographic Design
Tags: 1960s, 1970s, book-a-zine, comics, illustration, Magazine, music, paperback, poetry, politics, Print

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Combining an underground press outlook and aesthetic with mass market distribution, US: A Paperback Magazine, was edited by Richard Goldstein and published by Bantam Books. US provided “all the news that’s fit to eat” over a three-issue run from June 1969 through May 1970. 
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Is Today Tomorrow? A Synergistic Collage of Alternative Futures (1972): Jerome Agel

Curator: Project Projects
date: October 23, 2012
Categories: Book Design, Editorial Design, Package Design, Typographic Design
Tags: 1970s, book publishing, electric information age, inventory books, jerome agel, Marshall McLuhan, media theory, Medium is the Massage, Print, Quentin Fiore

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In 1966, media theorist Marshall McLuhan, designer Quentin Fiore and producer Jerome Agel set the scene for a new publishing genre with the release of The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects. Utilizing collaged, cinematic combinations of text and image, Massage and the subsequent “non-book” titles produced in the following decade were made to appeal to the short attention spans of the television (or electric information) age. Though now nearly half a century old, this short-lived set of experimental books provides a set of possibilities for counteracting anxieties on the role of print in today’s media landscape of socially-networked, data-saturated prosumers.
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Wee Society

Curator: Bryony Gomez-Palacio
date: October 1, 2012
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Editorial Design, Experience Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: family, illustration, ipad, Kids, love, Print, quirky, work
A feel good story that looks good, too. When you combine love, family, great work and passion, things usually end up on a high note.
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Fields of Force: Andy Gilmore

Curator: Kim Pimmel
date: May 9, 2012
Categories: Illustration
Tags: abstract, art, illustration, Print
Seen up close, Fields of Force by illustrator Andy Gilmore is surprisingly simple and geometric, but when seen as a whole, emotional and hypnotic.
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Two Bettys: Aesthetic Apparatus

Curator: Mikey Burton
date: March 15, 2012
Categories: Brand & Identity Systems Design, Design for Entertaining, Illustration, Package Design
Tags: Color, Handmade, identity, logo, Print, screen, screen-print

Since design school, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Aesthetic Apparatus. They’re the main reason I (like many) started making gig posters. I still remember seeing this Meat puppets poster in a few magazines and thinking how cool/different it was. I love that these dudes are still making jaw-dropping work like this hand crafted identity system for twin-cities-based Two Bettys Green Cleaning Service.

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