Chicago: Dartnell, 1937-1938. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. Vol.2: 154pp. Vol.3: 126pp. Spiral-bound illustrated glossy paper boards. Two issues of the American design, art and advertising periodical originally known as "Printing Art", which ran from from 1903-1941. By 1935 the publication had switched to quarterly publications. These issues were finely produced and are profusely illustrated with multicolor images and photographic reproductions, including copious relevant period advertisements.
These two issues both contain articles by renowned Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy. No.2 also contains an article about Moholy-Nagy and the New American Bauhaus, by William A. Kittredge. These sections also contain images of the artist's work. Issue no.3 also contains a selection of full-page drawings for the Container Corporation of America by French artist and designer A.M. Cassandre (1901-1968), finely-reproduced in black lithographs. Also of note is that issue no.3 includes an advertisement for the soon to be released illustrated political magazine Ken, with a full page color reproduction of its striking first issue cover.
Spiral binding of no.2 partially chipped at the head and tail of the spine, with cover lightly foxed. Sporadic minor to light foxing on a few pages throughout. Back clover lightly creased. No.3 with minor to light rubbing to extremities. Bindings in very good- to very good+, interiors in very good+ to near fine condition overall. Protected in modern mylar. vg- to near fine. Item #49696