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ArtReview, Jan–Feb 2017

Contributed by Stéphane Darricau on Mar 2nd, 2017. Artwork published in
January 2017
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John Morgan studio has been art-directing high-profile art magazine ArtReview since September 2013. For the “Future Greats” issue, Morgan and his staff channelled their inner Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957) and emulated the layout of BLAST, the short-lived Vorticist revue launched by Lewis in 1914 (see image below, as well as the dedicated entry).

The typeface on the cover is most likely Stephenson Blake’s Grotesque No.9, which had indeed been used in the original, groundbreaking pages of BLAST. The one for the masthead looks very much like a modified version (an intermediate weight between Regular and Medium) of Team77’s Haas Unica.

Page from the first issue of BLAST (1914)
Source: © Wyndham Lewis and the estate of Mrs G.A. Wyndham Lewis by kind permission of the Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust. License: All Rights Reserved.


  • Grotesque No. 9
  • Haas Unica




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1 Comment on “ArtReview, Jan–Feb 2017”

  1. The masthead was custom drawn from scratch by Adrien Vasquez at John Morgan studio, based on the original Haas Unica. LL Unica77 was not yet released at the time. Unica77 is used in the magazine, along Lexicon (but this aspect is not pictured here).

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