Back at the end of June I was in Toronto, strangely at an academic performance art conference to talk about the Spectres of Liberty project, and their was a table for TDR (The Drama Review), one of the longest running and most political drama/culture journals. They had a pile of old back issues really cheap, with great covers. Plus the contents are great too in the early issues, lots of material on The Living Theatre, Bread & Puppet, Futurism, and guerrilla theatre.
TDR 43, Spring 1969, cover photos by “Rubenstein” (above)
TDR 38, Winter 1968, cover design Fred McDarrah and back cover of 43, advertisement for issue 44, designer unknown:
TDR 44, cover design by Franklin Adams and TDR 56, December 1972, cover design by Brooks McNamara:
TDR 68, December 1975, Leonard Levitsky and TDR 86, June 1980, designer unknown:
What made classic TDR so so good was it’s ability to find, cover, and discuss some of the most interesting and radical live art of its day, as if it really really mattered. Hi, low, or street. Been working on my collection for years- each one is a window to an artworld that should have been, that can be again. Thanks for posting! PS- does anyone know what else some of these designers did? The writers and editors are really well known, but who are the designers?