" Eros was the Greek god of love. (...) Eros brings both delight and vexation, both joy and grief. To him we have dedicated our magazine. On balance, we feel as Plato did when he wrote: Love — Eros — makes his home in men's hearts, but not in every heart, for where there is hardness he departs... and he whom Love touches not walks in darkness. "

Excerpt from the first issue of Eros magazine, Spring 1962
Eros is an editorial research project on the Eros, Winter, 1962 issue (vol.1, n°4), published and edited by Ralph Ginzburg and designed by Herb Lubalin.

This intense study marked the beginning of my passion for singular editorial forms and works that had been seized by censorship because they dealt with subjects such as eroticism, nudity and love, accused of insulting morality.

In addition to a research on its historical and political context, Ralph Ginzburg's work as a publisher and similar publications and magazines of the same period, the study focuses on Herb Lubalin's stunning design, its typography, its printing, its colors.

Eros is an editorial research project on the Eros, Winter, 1962 issue (vol.1, n°4), published and edited by Ralph Ginzburg and designed by Herb Lubalin.

This intense study marked the beginning of my passion for singular editorial forms and works that had been seized by censorship because they dealt with subjects such as eroticism, nudity and love, accused of insulting morality.

In addition to a research on its historical and political context, Ralph Ginzburg's work as a publisher and similar publications and magazines of the same period, the study focuses on Herb Lubalin's stunning design, its typography, its printing, its colors.

Composed in Baskerville regular
(Inner cover: "Adam & Eve", Albrecht Dürer, 1504)

18,5 × 14 × 1 cm    96 pages
Eros is first and foremost an object I met thanks to Mathias Clottu during my stay in London at his studio. My study presented here was followed by Philippe Millot at Ensad Paris, whom I also thank.
Eros is first and foremost an object I met thanks to Mathias Clottu during my stay in London at his studio. My study presented here was followed by Philippe Millot at Ensad Paris, whom I also thank.
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