Atomic-age publication design
In 1962, a consortium of printers celebrated the two-hundreth iteration of their promotional magazine Comment by commissioning spreads from celebrated designers and compiling them in four-color pages on 80-lb. stock (“for the information and interest of business executives by the four nationally located printing companies shown on the back cover”). Tony Finck put it together, with contributions by Leo Lionni, Saul Bass, Arthur Paul, Will Burtin, Tom Heck, Lester Beall, Henry Wolf and Harry Diamond. It also included articles by Dr. M. F. Agha and Edward Hutchings, Jr.
Special thanks to Wallace Library at the Rochester Institute of Technology, which also has Comment 200 in their Lester Beall Collection. They identified the date of the publication, which was not printed in the original, and which I hadn’t been able to find when I originally inventoried the Wolf Collection. Some larger versions of these images are also available on our Flickr account.