A Look Back at Ramparts

On Design Observer, Steven Heller looks back at the late-’60s leftist muckracking magazine Ramparts, discussing both its content and its (curiously staid but influential) design. “Marking the end of post-war puritan American values, a younger generation that had been raised on the sour milk of McCarthyism reinvigorated periodical publishing. Ramparts on the West Coast was the clarion of new aesthetics, politics and social mores.” The magazine is also subject of a new book, A Bomb In Every Issue by Peter Richardson, which Dwight Garner reviewed for the New York Times in early October.