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Blechman Palladino for Architectural & Engineering News
Tony Palladino Collection, Series II: Box 15, Folder 1. Cover of Architectural & Engineering News, November 1960.
April 08, 2014

Blechman Palladino for Architectural & Engineering News

By: zacharysachs

For a brief period in the 1960s, Tony Palladino and the great illustrator R.O. Blechman worked together as Blechman Palladino. One of the best examples of their combined sensibility appeared in their covers for Architectural & Engineering News. Though neither Palladino’s often-used sloping script, nor Blechman’s characteristic squiggly illustrations, appear here, their wit comes through nevertheless, in thoughtful and economical graphics and seasonal patterns.


Geometric red shapes arranged as if to be cut out and assembled into a house


 
Cover of Architectural & Engineering News, Prefabricated Building Components. August 1963.

An arrangement of red and green triangles, viewed inside each other to make a telescoping effect.


 
Cover of Architectural & Engineering News, December 1963.

Close up of the capital building, as seen on the 10 dollar bill. A building being constructed and a 1900s automobile are visible.


 
Cover of Architectural & Engineering News, Building Costs. August 1967.

See the rest in our Flickr set.