Upper & Lower art ? Nerd Alert !
This article was posted by Gorey 1 Year, 3 months, 3 weeks, 21 hours, 4 minutes ago.
I came across this amazing archive of the first 15 issues of U&lc’s magazine and I’m sharing with you the link from blog.font.com
The magazine got started by Herb Lubalin and regrouped the most influencial typographer, illustrator and artists of the 1970. While some of us might not be familiar with the International Typeface Corporation, the typographic work they created is definitely embedded in our memory and lives. The publication is fresh on so many levels: from the incredibly straight forward approach of good design to the infinite attention to details and all done with a greater common sense (for one they decided to publish only advertisement that was in direct relation with the profession: printers, typographic machine makers and so on… not cigarettes, fashion or food). I present you a piece of article sampled from the second issue of the first year of publication (1972) in which Norman Mailer talks about the new and emerging graffiti culture that spreads on the walls and subways of New York. To put his article in perspective, I dug one of the reaction from a reader who bashes Mailer for his positiveness toward the “infantile defacing of public property” that they published, in a section called pros and cons, three issues later. Enjoy !
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