24 Delicious Days of Advent - #7

This book is probably on every designers Christmas wishlist (unless of course they're lucky enough to already own it!).

It's 'Herb Lubalin; Art Director, Graphic Designer and typographer', a retrospective of his lifes work, crammed full of his wonderful typography, Avant Garde spreads and iconic logos.

I have found a few copies for sale but they're not cheap! A bit more affordable though, is the Japanese, Idea Magazine #329 with a special feature on the 'Typo-Graphics of Herb Lubalin'. Understandably it's a sought after issue, but it covers a large amount of Herb's renowned typography and design and is only 39.50 Euro (thanks to Ryan at Sell! Sell! for this great tip-off).

There's also a great tribute to Herb Lubalin's work online here.

Images from Typogabor.



12 Dec 2008 05:09 PM

When I was in school at Parsons I ran across a ‘60s German design magazine that had a big feature on Herb Lubalin’s rejected work – logos and typographic compositions that his clients had rejected. It was really amazing, totally outlandish stuff that was just too edgy for whatever the client wanted. Wish I had photocopied it – the Parsons library has a great magazine collection but the copies were $1 each and I couldn’t afford it at the time…. It’s probably still there in the library though.

Delicious Industries

12 Dec 2008 12:05 PM

That sounds great, I’ll have to watch out for that magazine, there must be some still out there!

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