Portfolio A Magazine for the Graphic Arts Volume 1 Number 2 Summer 1950
(Art - 20th Century - Design - Graphic Arts - Portfolio Magazine)

Cincinnati, Ohio: Zebra Press, 1950. F (84) pages + several inserted extra pieces not included in the pagination; illustrated in color & black and white throughout. Contents include: embossed color cover art design for a kite by Charles Eames, reproduced from his original paste-up made with swatches of colored tissue paper. The magazine was edited by George S. Rosenthal & Frank Zachary. With a history of innovative and creative use of typography: by Apollinaire, the Publius Optatianus Porphyrius manuscript, Picasso's illustration for Reverdy's Les Chant des Morts, the Wu Chang-Shih poem (these printed red & black on heavy paper stock) and a stone-rubbing of the character Ho, a stork in black and white. Also a biographical piece on Charles Coiner, art director, with many of his graphic works illustrated; an article on the Mummer's parade, with an illustrated 5-panel double-sided photo-essay; a piece on the Vari-Typer machine; an historical article on advertising art in 1900, color-illustrated with various ephemera; also an article on modern art-themed wallpapers available from Katzenbach & Warren, Inc. with art by Miro and others and including an inserted wallpaper sample artwork designed by Ilonka Karasz. Also here is a piece on the linoleum-cut artworks of Joseph Low; a picto-biography of the innovative industrial design work of Charles Eames; on William Steig; and several pages of cattle brand marks (4 of these printed on heavy paper stock, black on brown). Large format, approx. 10" x 13" size, glossy, die-cut illustrated paper covers. Binding with some edge, tips, spine edge wear, darkening, soiling; in good condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 24917)


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