Some faves from my collection of 60s and 70s era Architectural Forum magazine. The covers are so graphic and beautiful. For more covers and a nice, concise history of the magazine, visit Codex99.
Our good friend David Sieren, president of the AIGA Chicago chapter, told me about a talk they have coming up that is very near and dear to my heart: typography in Chicago. For years, I kept up a blog of images of typographic signage in Chicago. Here’s a small sampling of the several hundred images over at chicagotype.com. And if you happen to be in Chicago, check out the event the AIGA is putting on in October.
Years ago, I took a massive solo road trip around the American Southwest. There’s a lot to see out there, and most of the big sights are National Parks, which means that with the price of admission came a copy of the well-designed brochure for that destination. Though they’ve changed a bit in recent years (a switch from Helvetica to Myriad, for example) they all adhered to the original, impressively-gridded system developed by Massimo Vignelli. The design accommodates anything a particular spot needs to convey, whether it’s a map, a montage of illustrated infographics, massive amounts of text—or all of the above. A design classic.