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.

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