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Herb Lubalin: Art Director, Graphic Designer and Typographer Hardcover – April, 1985

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: American Showcase / R. Silver Associates; First edition (April 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0931144280
  • ISBN-13: 978-0931144288
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robin on February 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I'm surprised that there haven't been any reviews of this fabulous book but looking round the net for copies and seeing the huge price maybe it's not too surprising. I bet it was a sellout after it was published in 1985 and everybody is keeping their copies so if you see one going cheap grab it.

In my book Herb Lubalin was a brilliant designer who, for over forty years, produced a continuous stream of stunning graphic design and in particular expressive typographic ideas. The book is celebration of his output covering: posters; logos; editorial design (with a section devoted to U&lc); annual reports; media promotion; advertising; packaging; book jackets and book design; letterheads and lastly type design. Editorial design is the biggest section in the book and takes a comprehensive look at the insides of the publications that Lubalin worked on: Eros; Fact; Avant Garde; U&lc and the Saturday Evening Post (unfortunately his Post work only gets a spread).

All of it presented in a large format on the page allowing you to see the incredible amount of precision Lubalin devoted to every job. The first thirty or so pages have an essay about him and his career which is now a part of American graphic design history.

***SEE SOME INSIDE PAGES by clicking 'customer images' under the cover.
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By Rachel Ramsey on December 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was in top notch shape and was sent carefully packaged. I was leery about ordering something so expensive online as a senior college student and left a nasty comment before hand about it not arriving by the date it said it was supposed to be delivered but it turned out that I must've read the ship out by date wrong as if it were the date to look for it in the mail.. I apologize, because I ended up getting my package the same day later on after I had already checked my mail and left the comment. Btw, this seller really does care about whether or not the item was delivered.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bntucson on March 12, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book when it was first published and still have it. You will learn more from this book than any typography class you'll ever take. You'll be continually in awe of the genius mind that created the designs exhibited in this book. Books have come and gone from my personal library, except this one. It will be one of those books you'll keep through out the years and reference from time to time as I've done. If you have someone who is a student of typography, you couldn't give a better gift than this book.
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