“Every six months, when the season was changing, I took the train from my little hometown to Barcelona and spent a whole afternoon going from Armani to Versace to Donna Karan, all the fashion luxury stores, collecting that season’s paper footprint. I was 13 or 14 years old and carried around a backpack full of catalogues. As for the brands we didn’t have in Barcelona, such as Yohji Yamamoto, I would flick through magazines and go to the gutter, the brand credits: usually on the very last pages, I would discover the telephone number of this or that store. I would ring from the house telephone to Paris or Milan – God knows in what language, some kind of English I hope – and I would request these catalogues. Even though I was a child, they would send them to me.” (more…)
R.I.P Milton Glaser, the co-founder of New York Magazine and graphic design legend who created the I heart NY logo.
He published a book last December called The Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making Magazines* in which he and his design partner Walter Bernard recount their work for New York magazine as well as Time, Fortune, Paris Match and The Nation. Looks and sounds amazing.
Here’s an interview with them with Mag Culture’s Jeremy Leslie.
On a related note, I’ve not been sure where to post this, so I’ll add it here – a superb three-part IGTV with Candy magazine founder Luis Venegas. Very inspiring for any media students or graduates.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: New York Magazine cover by Milton Glaser
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