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The Face, nº 50, June 1984

“By 1984, Brody had instituted a highly expressive design and other magazines had begun mimicking the style of The Face. Brody introduced the first custom typeface with issue 50, establishing a daringly unique aesthetic. In the subsequent 25-plus issues, new typefaces would appear as soon as the reader had become familiar with the previous ones. Brody also began to contort letterforms, creating an endlessly mutable range of typographic solutions for headlines and story leads while leaving the body text highly accessible.”

 

Bryony Gomez-Palacio, and Armin Vit. Graphic design referenced: a visual guide to the language, application, and history of graphic design. Beverly: Rockport, 2009 (p. 332)