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Cover for Design 116, August 1958

Cover for Design 124, April 1959

Cover for Design 133, January 1960

Spread from Design 141, September 1960

Spread from Design 153, September 1961

Cover for Design 159, March 1962

Logotype for Design, January 1962

Cover for Design 171, March 1963


For a young, relatively inexperienced graphic designer, the art-editorship of Design magazine (published by the Council of Industrial Design) was an alarmingly exposed position. Not only were the designers of my generation waiting impatiently for some dramatic transformation but my predecessor had been promoted to a role in the Council which gave him a seat on the management committee of the magazine. He turned out to be tolerant, appreciative and generous; my peers less so. It wasn’t until about 1959 that they (and I) began to feel I was getting a real grip of the job. By 1962, the year I left to start my own consultancy, I was enjoying the job more than ever. Someone said to me, ‘You should always leave when you’re ahead.’ So I did. Also listed in ken garland:photography

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