George Lois and Esquire magazine ~ Abaster

17 April 2008

George Lois and Esquire magazine

Metropolis magazine is carrying a piece on some of George Lois's work for Esquire:

"For anyone who works in magazines, George Lois’s Esquire covers from the 1960s are both an inspiration and a rebuke. The art of the magazine cover—especially the mainstream version—has been in decline for the better part of 20 years. Everyone talks about doing “George Lois–type covers,” but no one really does them. Recently, the Museum of Modern Art installed the iconic designs into its permanent collection."

Metropolis features a number of the covers. They are striking, exuding artistic intelligence and news-sense - and best of all you get Lois's commentary alongside.

For more on the man visit here.