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June 2013

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration GDUSA has conducted a series of surveys within the design community. This time around we asked our readers to tell us their favorite magazine designs of the past 50 years. Let us know if we missed any of your favorites.

 

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1. Rolling Stone

 

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 rand

IT IS IMPORTANT TO USE YOUR HANDS.
This is what distinguishes you from a cow or a computer operator.

— Paul Rand

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GDUSA recently conducted our 50th Anniversary Print Survey. The results will be in print and online shortly but here is a sneak peek at the Top 12 Favorite Fonts for Print Design.

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Any favorites we missed? Let us know in the comments section.

You can read our other Anniversary surveys about logos and design projects here.  Interested in the most influential designers in the past 50 years? Just click here.

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No one said being a designer is easy.

Being a designer is kind of like riding the Gravitron at an amusement park. You’re strapped to a chair going a zillion miles an hour, and every time you try to look around at what everyone else is doing it’s just one big blur of awesomeness. In fact we’d argue it’s one of the toughest jobs out there (well, maybe not as tough as being president).

In order to show you just what designers go through on a daily basis, iStockphoto decided to create an infographic (or infauxgraphic) all about designer truths.*

For example, you know you’re a designer when:

•   You have the attention span of a goldfish

•   You see the world in fonts

•   Your workday looks like a nightclub schedule

 

* All of these “truths” are based on iStockphoto’s observations and opinions, but we think we can all agree nothing has ever been truer than a designer’s desire for a unicorn deathmatch.

 

 

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