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Posts Tagged ‘Roman Mars’

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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2012 Kickstarter Highlights Included Top-Funded Journalism Project Yet

Kickstarter has put together an awe-inspiring look at the people, projects and places that kept the crowd-sourcing platform humming last year to the tune of $606.76 donated per minute.

As far as journalism was concerned, 2012 highlights included Kickstarter’s “most funded” such project to date – design and architecture focused podcast 99% Invisible, produced out of San Francisco’s East Bay. The program asked for $42,000 and wound up receiving $170,477. From creator Roman Mars‘ summer update #6:

Before this campaign began, I was feeling pretty confident that we’d make the goal and the show would have a successful Season 3. I had no idea the level of support and excitement that each of you would bring to this effort and turn it into the most funded journalism Kickstarter ever. Thank you so much for being a part of it.

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