Concrete Quarterly has been an attractive and informative mouthpiece for the British concrete industry for nearly 70 years, from 1947 to the present. The Concrete Centre generously scanned and hosts an archive of every issue on their website.
The design and typography varies widely over the magazine’s run. Issue No. 2 uses Corvinus and Bodoni throughout, and on the cover, Marina Script, a face which Stephenson & Blake proclaimed shortly after its release as “undoubtedly the finest script type now available in this country, preserving in a most elegant manner all the subtleties of the true copperplate alphabet.” The font’s interlocking bodies ease proper setting and alignment, but something happened to the connections on “One shilling”.