Thursday, 24 June 2010

London Life

We featured this work last year in Creative Review, but I came across it again whilst tidying up, and it's so good that I think it really deserves another outing. London Life ran for eighteen months in the mid sixties, and was one of the first titles in which David Hillman—later to be known for Nova and his Guardian redesign—really came to attention.

That a magazine with such confident, bravura art direction and a creative team that included Duffy, Terence Donovan and Gerald Scarfe should sink without a trace can only give some idea of how fierce the competition must have been in those days.

Shown above are a selection of spreads and covers, plus the original, dummy cover, numbered 14th August.

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