Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Daniel Gray has started a flickr group of covers and spreads from the legend that is The Face magazine. Often referred to as the "80s fashion bible", The Face was successful at keeping a finger on the pulse of youth culture, much in the way I-D does today. Famed designer and typographer Neville Brody was Art Director from 1981-1986 although it's best-selling period was in the mid 90s under editor Richeard Benson. The magazine shut down in 2004 due to too many competitors and poor ad revenue. I have only two issues which I referred to constantly in my senior year of design school- even 5 years later, they are groundbreaking in terms of photography, design, and styling.