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The Cinefex logo was designed by Don Shay for issue 1, and has remained unchanged ever since. Don added the stripes because he “thought it looked vaguely like a strip of film that way.” Don then hired a graphic artist to execute the design. @FontsInUse https://t.co/an9eu84ofy— Cinefex (@cinefexNOW) May 6, 2018
Thanks for posting this, Stephen. I’ve been a regular reader of Cinefex since the early issues and have a pretty big collection of them.
The format has changed very little over the years. Still set in Benguiat Condensed, which I’ve always thought was an odd choice for text, but I don’t even notice it now.
Incidentally, the original art director of National Lampoon, Michael Gross, went to high school with Don Shay and did a number of projects with him over the years, such as various “making of” books about special effects movies. He also did a minor redesign of Cinefex in 2002.