February 22, 2011
One of the great graphic designers of the 20th century, Herb Lubalin is perhaps best known for designing the iconic and highly recognizable font, ITC Avant Garde Gothic. This font was soon widely used, but Lubalin complained that it was overused and abused.
Lubalin is also said to have gained the reputation as a “dirty young man” in high school with his nude drawings of Tarzan and Jane. This theme would resurface later in his career though Eros, a magazine that he helped to design. Eros was eventually shut down after the US Postal Service brought an obscenity case against it.
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