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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!

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“Companies who understand the creative mind have always been rare but, in our 50 years of publishing, it is hard to remember a time when they have been more scarce. Changing technologies and tightening economics are creating dislocations, established brands are disappearing faster than Twinkies, and many companies who once embraced our magnificent market have lost their focus.” – Gordon Kaye, GDUSA Publisher

Every year GDUSA compiles a list of Designer-Friendly Companies and it seems to me that each year the list gets a little shorter. I hail the companies that have continued their commitment to the design industry but as I pore over old issues of GDUSA what sticks with me the most is the number of industries within the design world that have simply disappeared. Photo retouching studios, annual report companies and pre-press production department have all fallen to the wayside.

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Just a few days ago, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. Perhaps that is why this graphic fold-out jumped out at me as I leafed through GDUSA’s archives. Or maybe it’s the fabulous depictions of the 1968 Presidential candidates.

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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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