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Posts Tagged ‘George Lois’

The Esquire Cover That Changed Everything

The wonderful design podcast “99% Invisible” regularly gets its cross-posting due at Slate. The publication embeds each weekly episode together with a summary of the latest discussion.

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Episode #101 was a humdinger. Producer Avery Trufelman welcomed design legend George Lois, Esquire design director David Curcurito and former Rolling Stone art director Andy Cowles. At one point, the program revisited the early 1960s juncture during which Lois engineered a lightning-fast transition from the days when the magazine would feature on its cover mascot Esky, a mustachioed ladies man:

In 1962, Harold Hayes, the newly hired head editor of Esquire, asked [ad man] Lois to do a cover for him. As Lois tells it, Hayes was desperate and needed a cover in three days.

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min Presents Its 2010 Editorial & Design Awards

Yesterday, min magazine presented its 2010 Editorial and Design Awards to winners across 37 different categories.

Winners included:

  • Sports Illustrated – Best Online Single Article, Photo Journalism, Profile or Q&A
  • Travel + Leisure – Photography Spread, Slideshows 
  • Esquire - Opinion/Commentary, Feature Article 
  • Real Simple – Magazine Design/Single Issue , Single Magazine Issue
  • Fader - Single Magazine Issue
  • Contracts - Single Issue 
  • Entertainment Weekly – Print/Online Coverage of a Single Topic
  • Parents - Editorial Series or Special Section.

The ceremony also marked the induction of several great minds in the realms of editorial and design into min‘s E&D Hall of Fame: Glenda Bailey, Tina Brown, Graydon Carter, John Gallant, George Lois, Nancy Novogrod, Paige Rense Noland and Boyce Thompson.

02138 Pegs Hayman and Lois to Design Re-Launch

02138gg.jpg02138, the Harvard magazine recently bought up by Manhattan Media, and currently being prepped for a re-launch later this year (maybe it will even appeal to a wider audience than those people who attended the same six schools, or one can hope) by former Village Voice editor David Blum has tapped Pentagram designer Luke Hayman and legendary Esquire cover designer George Lois (see a collection of his covers here) to head up the magazine’s re-design.

According to Folio Hayman will oversee the magazine’s redesign while Lois will be in charge of creating the cover for the Winter 2008 relaunch issue, which will feature the magazine’s annual ranking of the college’s top 100 living alumni (hmmm, any chance the Spitzers will figure into it somehow?)

George Lois: ‘Holy Sh*t, Wait ‘Til The Motherf*ckers See This’

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Legendary Esquire art director George Lois — who has been out and about with Ali Rap, raps about design in an SVA podcast that is essential listening for anyone who enjoys hearing raspy a 75-year-old design icon say things like “motherfucker.” As in his reaction to seeing good work:

“Holyjesuyoucantputthat…whoa.”
“This is almost, uh, how’d you get away with — that’s terrific.”
“Holy shit, wait ’til the motherfuckers see this.”

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