Thursday, November 04, 2010

Free back issues of U&lc

From 1974-1999 International Typface Corporation published a tabloid-size, flamboyant publication dedicated to typography, typographic design, and new ITC typefaces. Many of us eagerly anticipated and treasured each issue. I still have a stack of issues from 1991-1997 that I haven't been able to part with.

Monotype Imaging bought the assets of ITC, and now, on the fonts.com blog, they are making high-resolution scans of back issues of U&lc available to download.

These are worth looking at if you want to get a sense of cutting edge design and typography in 1974, or if you want a historical perspective on where we've been and how we got to where we are today.

You can find more information about the history of U&lc here.

4 comments:

Joshua said...

I have loved U&lc for years and years. Maybe this is more of a comment on where my own head is at, but I don't find the design at all dated. I think design on this level is ETERNAL! PushPin Studios (and Herb Lubalin in particular) simply lives on forever.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Keith. Wish I still had my old issues. I may still have my U&lc t-shirt.

funnyman said...

Most Excellent! I have been contemplating scanning my own copies of U&lc for years and this is way easier.

Thanks for posting.

Best,
Mark

Larry said...

I have a collection of approx (70) issues from 1975-1998. General condition is excellent with slight yellowing (newsprint). Would like to sell. I’m in process of researching their value.

Also have a 1st Anniversary issue 1969 of AvantGarde with slight damage to lower edge. Also not sure of value for collectors yet.

icfives@yahoo.com if anyone interested….. thanks