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Industrial Design Magazine (1955–63)

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jun 14th, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    I can’t ID the broad italic sans used for this issue. Akzidenz Grotesk and Standard are close, but the beardless ‘G’ is a puzzler. It rings of Venus and Ideal Grotesk, but no match.

    This collection of Industrial Design showcases wonderful cover art direction from a variety of designers, following the high standard set by Alvin Lustig in 1954, and three typefaces very typical of mid-century modern design in America: Clarendon (for the logo and issue numbers), Century Expanded, and News Gothic.

    Massimo Vignelli took over as art director in 1968.

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    Industrial Design Jan 1958.jpg
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    Industrial Design Dec 1963.jpg
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    Industrial Design Jul 1959.jpg
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    December 1956 cover designed by George Nelson? (This image via Laura Berner.)

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    • Clarendon
    • Century Expanded
    • News Gothic
    • unidentified typeface

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