Arts & Architecture May 1948 cover

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"Matter immigrated to Los Angeles in 1943 to work as a photographer and graphic designer for the Eames Office, where he remained until 1946. Yet he was possibly influenced more by his native Switzerland than California: he brought with him a modern graphic sensibility distinct from what was going on in Los Angeles at the time. Working at Arts & Architecture along with Alvin Lustig (who designed the magazine’s logo in 1942) and John Follis, Matter contributed to the magazine’s layout and typography and designed the two covers depicted here." –Louise Sandhaus, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, pp. 58
Arts & Architecture May 1948 cover