Herb Lubalin

Recent articles about Herb Lubalin

Rub-down revolution

Issue 86, Autumn 2013

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A generation before home computers, Letraset’s dry transfer lettering made desktop typography…

Rethinking Lubalin

Issue 83, 2012

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As his book on Herb Lubalin – the first in almost 30 years – goes to press, Adrian Shaughnessy…

Keepers of the flame

Issue 80, Summer 2011

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US picture magazines of the late 1960s and 70s are still a vital source of inspiration

Electrifying the alphabet

Issue 62, Winter 2006

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At the dawn of the computer age, new functions ushered in new forms for type design

Up close and tight

Issue 75, Spring 2010

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The legendary Herb Lubalin brought humour, sensuality and a contemporary flourish to complex…

Recent blog posts by Herb Lubalin

Of monumental proportions

30 May 2014

Lettering Large is a graphic designer’s coffee table book, easily read in one sitting but worth revisiting regularly, writes Sarah Snaith.

A century of lick and stick

28 November 2013

Michael Russem’s Postage Stamps By AIGA Medalists features graphic design in miniature from 1909-2007
Michael Russem’s book Postage Stamps by AIGA Medalists,  showcases almost every known stamp designed by a medallist, writes Meredith Thomas.

Noted #45

26 October 2012

Sneaker art, Coverthink on news design, Kerouac, Lubalin, letterpress and a letter from the Gentle Author.
This week in Noted: branding, editorial design, Kerouac’s scroll, letterpress, more Herb Lubalin and an illustrative alphabet from 1836.

Design for drugs in NYC

7 October 2011

Exhibition will explore the graphic world of pharmaceutical products
A new exhibition at The Herb Lubalin Study Center at The Cooper Union will explore the graphic world of pharmaceutical design. Work by Andy Warhol, Lester Beall, Will Burtin and Herb Lubalin features in the show, which charts design for drugs from the 1940s to the present day. Here, curator Alexander Tochilovsky shares his thoughts about what he sees as a ‘golden age’ in US pharmaceutical design, the 1940s and 50s.