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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.

 

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1. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon | Storm Thorgerson, Hipgnosis

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“I go to work every morning with the possibility that I might learn something I don’t already know . . . You should look at every problem and think, ‘what can I learn by doing this?’ And if you think you can learn nothing, forget about doing it.” -Milton Glaser, named Most Influential Graphic Designer of the Past 50 Years

2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of GDUSA Magazine and with it the opportunity to celebrate the past, present and future of the graphic design community. Accordingly in each print (subscribe here) and app edition of GDUSA this year, we will present selected results of a massive poll conducted this winter about who you respect and what you admire.

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We’ve been dipping into the archives to celebrate our 50th anniversary and figured we’d put you to the test. We found this impressive grouping of iconic designers who judged Gilbert’s 1985 Great Designer Awards, a national letterhead design competition for students. Can you name all the designers in this picture?

Don’t Peek Below!

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We thought long and hard about how best to note our anniversary without making it about us. Out of the process two points emerged. First, this accident of the calendar presents an opportunity to celebrate the past, present and future of the graphic design community. Second, we think the best way to do this is to ask your opinion on some provocative and fun topics because, frankly, you know more than we do and we just like hearing from you. Accordingly, in each print and app edition of GDUSA this year, we will present selected results of a massive poll — being conducted right now — about who you respect and what you admire.

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