Underground Newspapers: The Chicago Seed. Part 1 (1967-69)

The Chicago Seed was an underground newspaper that published from 1967-74. For most of its existence The Seed was published bi-weekly. Visually, The Seed was one of the most consistently powerful and sophisticated of the underground papers, due in large part to the work of longtime art director Lester Dore. The first couple years of the […]

Underground Newspaper: The Great Speckled Bird (Atlanta)

The Great Speckled Bird was an underground newspaper based in Atlanta and published weekly (for most of its existence) from 1968-76. The Bird‘s covers were consistently strong and graphic, many of them featuring illustrations done in a variety of styles by Ron Ausburn. Oftentimes the covers were literally poster-like calls to political action, as in […]

Sexology Magazine: “Sex Science Illustrated”

Sexology magazine was published from 1933 to the late 1960s by Hugo Gernsback, who is best-known for creating the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, in 1926. Gernsback published dozens of other magazines, including Science Wonder Stories, Amazing Detective Stories, and Science and Mechanics. The Magazine Art website has a fine collection of Sexology covers […]

Sep 27, 2012
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Interview: Dugald Stermer and Ramparts Magazine

[Note: This interview originally ran on the Society of Publication Designers site in the autumn of 2009. Sadly, Dugald Stermer passed away in late 2011.] Dugald Stermer was the art director of Ramparts magazine during its heyday, 1964-1970. A new book by Peter Richardson, A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of […]