In honor of our 50th anniversary, GDUSA conducted a nationwide survey of the graphic design community. Our first issue of the year focused on the most influential designers of the past 50 years. Our next issue features your favorite design projects and logos and will be in the mail and online in the next few weeks. Just to whet your appetite here are your top 10 favorite album covers of the past half-century.
1. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon | Storm Thorgerson, Hipgnosis
Photo Typesetter Turned On
We thought you’d dig this groovy type ad from April 1968.
Hammermill Hy•O•Lite Insert , April 1968
“If lightweight printing papers give your pressman indigestion . . .
Give him Hammermill Hy•O•Lite with soothing Anti-Stat”
Long Live Print!
Whether Heather Locklear or Kim Cattrall, Aqua Net has played a leading role in leading ladies’ hair styles for decades. The antidote to a “bad hair day,” Aqua Net was the go-to brand throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s, helping women get their hair higher and higher.
After its introduction, Aqua Net grew to be a household name. It was first found on the dressing tables of fine salons and made the leap into retail in the late 1950’s. The brand has long held cult status and its image has been burnished by a bevy of big hair beauties from Donna Mills to Jon Bon Jovi (men count too, right?); represented on screen in such hits as “When Harry Met Sally“ and “MadMen”; and it continues to flourish on YouTube. Around 2002, with the Broadway revival of Hairspray, Aqua Net enjoyed a revival of its own as the brand name once again became top of mind.