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Covering the '60s: George Lois -- The Esquire Era
by George Lois
George Lois was the genius graphic designer responsible for the legendary series of covers of Esquire magazine that were an icon-shattering and icon-defining commentary on the '60s. This collection of the best of those covers includes short anecdotes by Lois, but the chief interest is in the pictures he created. His covers were generally poster-like and free of excess word ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Monacelli
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this book never fails to make me cripplingly depresed. one, because it makes me hate pretty much every major publisher of magazines today for their lack of wit and failure to have the courage to allow graceful, subtle covers to sit on shelves. two, because it makes insanely jealous of the designers and artists working with George Lois and "damn! could i ever be this good?". but then i drink a glass of ice water and summon up a little courage and start making fake magazines for my cats.