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The Face, nº 65, September 1985

“Magazines like The Face, Blitz, i-D, and Time Out occupied a very different space in contemporary culture than the more established fashion and music magazines that preceded and coexisted with them: these were magazines that catalogued street style and youth culture with a playfull but sophisticated sensibility, with cutting-edge graphic design, and a mixture of high and low culture references. The typography of designer Neville Brody at The Face, freely combining Constructivist, Bauhaus, and Dadaist graphic languages along with corporate logos and hand-rendered elements, echoed the bricolage aesthetic of the fashion stories that sat within his layouts.”

 

Jay McCauley Bowstead. Menswear revolution: the transformation of contemporary men's fashion. London: Bloomsbury, 2018 (p. 56)