Archive for August, 2009
Designers love to say this about stuff they like, but I gotta do it: this looks like it coulda been designed yesterday (except for the fact that it’s clearly been face-down in someone’s garage for the last 30 years.) Partly, it’s because the tightly-kerned Helvetica of the 70s is in vogue again, and the little illustrations look like icons, which we all love these days. But it’s also because smart, clean design never goes out of style.
Edward Frank is credited inside as designer, though the interior is so different I don’t know if he did the cover.
Dude to popular demand, I am going to try including a hi-res version of the books (if you click the main image).
But on to this little gem. Or big gem, rather. A rare hardcover on this site—and you can see why. It’s a bit trashed. But this great overprinty diagramatic abstraction was too good to pass up. From 1962.
Here’s the other Rudy deHarak cover I mentioned in this post. The overprinting colors are nice, but what I really like is the title type he built out of little rectangles.
Great title to work with! And Milton Glaser does a nice job with it.
Picked this one up so Medium is the Massage would have a friend in my collection. Designed by Rudolph de Harak (another one from Rudy to come.)