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A friend recommends Before and After magazine

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 05, 2004

A friend recommends Before and After magazine. Looks interesting.

Reader comments

Jerry KindallApr 05, 2004 at 6:26PM

Good to see the McWades back. I used to snarf the art director’s copies regularly at my first job in the early ’90s. Much of what little I know about design I learned from B&A. In particular, the makeovers were great for developing my eye.

AaronApr 05, 2004 at 8:38PM

He has a book out republishing the early stuff. He’s good, but by the issue it’s damned expensive and he’s a little to busy patting himself on the back.

Blake FoxApr 06, 2004 at 3:11AM

When I was a regional manager for Kinko’s Computer Services ten years ago, B&A was a required subscription for many of the designers I knew. Even a no-talent like me could follow their well designed instructions. To me it was like getting my National Geographic Explorer mag as a kid. I could not wait to try out the issues next projects.

JohnApr 06, 2004 at 5:28PM

Best darn pagemaker how-to ever. Glad to see them back in biz. Wonder what software they’re covering now.

ariApr 07, 2004 at 11:41AM

B&A is still very adobe-centric (only now it’s indesign instead of pagemaker, thank god), it still has a very sporadic issue schedule (despite its claim of “bimonthly”), and is still indespensible.

leonApr 12, 2004 at 3:01PM

It was the stuff back in early 90s!

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