Things like this explain why I love Ebay so much: I have just opened a wonderful parcel full of old copies from U&lc, the now extinct graphic design & typography magazine published (1973-1999) by ITC, the International Typeface Corporation. I got this bargain (at an incredibly cheap price) and it’s a never-ending source of inspiration, wit and imaginative design. I already had a significant part of the published issues, but with this acquisition there are only a few originals missing from my collection.
U&lc has become a desired collectible for graphic designers and typography enthusiasts, thus it may be quite difficult to find back issues at reasonable prices. Of course, you can get a feeling of what the magazine looked like buying the book U&lc: influencing graphic design and typography, published by Mark Batty, Publisher. It’s a good overview of the publication, with selected spreads and complete articles, and a good starting point for the younger designers who missed the real thing.