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A selection of Fortune Magazine covers from 1933 through 1969. You can see the complete collection here.
"It was stated in February 1930 that ‘the covers are to be a special feature’ and that ‘a design by a distinguished artist will appear each month, which will be made especially for printing in flat colours and will have the character of an original print’. They did much to convey the spirit of progressive technology that proved so exciting to the American public of the 1930s. Amongst the more celebrated designers contributing such work were Fernand Leger, Bauhaus graduate and tutor Herbert Bayer, Hungarian-born Gyorgy Kepes, who had worked closely with Moholy-Nagy in Britain and the United States, and American born Lester Beall." - Covenger + Kester
Politics aside, the Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL) has a collection of historically important and good lookin' posters in wide variety of illustrative styles. The collection which showcases work from the 1960's to the present is shared by Flickr user *linds and is also available to view at the OSPAAAL site.
Amazing textures and colors are seen throughout the complex, geometric, spirograph loving work of Andy Gilmore, who just recently opened Black Math, a show running through August 22, 2009 at Berlin's Pool Gallery.
Bright swirling colors, intricately interwoven lines morphing into sleek harmonious forms – the mesmerizing kaleidoscopic images of Rochester, New York-based multi-talent Andy Gilmore have a futuristic, almost alien feel to them. His designs transcend straightforward aesthetic beauty, their forms inhabiting a realm of mathematical complexity, containing a certain geometric musicality.
Here's a selection of great infographics found over at Infographics News and Francesco Mugnai. Some may look familiar, as many have been very popular and made their way around the web in last year, but they're all examples of good color use. The color palettes are consistent throughout the graphics without making things unnecessarily complicated with palettes that strain the eyes or make use of too many colors.
A classic infographic.
Here's a great collection of film posters and matchboxes from India. They were collected by English artist and illustrator Matt Lee.
Matchboxes from the Subcontinent. Collected during my time working from Bangalore, these matchboxes are the tangible memories of my various travels and experiences through India. The random and disparate juxtapositions of the imagery encapsulate the mix of historic, mythological and contemporary visual culture in India. New matchboxes are added regularly. An interview about this matchbox collection can be read over at www.60over90.com.
"After careful and considered review of more than 900 entries, the 2008 jury of the “AIGA 50 books/50 Covers” competition selected a group of 91 examples of outstanding book and book cover design produced in 2008."
"The jury’s selections will be mounted as a public exhibition during the “Make/Think: AIGA Design Conference” in October 2009 and at the AIGA National Design Center in New York in December 2009, and will travel across the country to AIGA chapters and student groups during 2010. In addition, selections become part of the AIGA Design Archives, are documented in 365: AIGA Year In Design, and the physical artifacts join the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University."
The Architectural Review is a monthly international architectural magazine published in London since 1896. Articles cover the built environment which includes landscape, building design, interior design and urbanism as well as theory of these subjects.
The journal was influential after World War II in raising awareness of "townscape" (urban design), largely through the regular articles by assistant editor Gordon Cullen, author of several books on the subject.