Boy, do we miss the days of interesting magazine cover design—it’s gotten to the point where Elle is plagiarizing Vanity Fair’s naked-and-pregnant concept, while Vanity Fair is resurrecting Marilyn or a Kennedy every few months and Esquire is just a monthly tableau of word soup! That magazine, of course, invented the clean, instantly iconic cover, thanks to the work of 1960s advertising savant George Lois, whose legacy (and whose new book) is being celebrated tonight at the Art Director’s Club. Bring your copy of his Muhammad Ali-as-St. Sebastian cover for him to sign! (Don’t ask about Mad Men. Mr. Lois is a bit touchy on the subject …)
Art Director’s Club Gallery, 106 West 29th Street. Invitation only.
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