ITC began publishing U&lc, The International Journal of Typographics in 1974. Herb Lubalin was the editorial and art director of the first issue and his seminal design set the stage for future issues of trendsetting and award-winning editorial creations.
The modest 24-page first issue declared, “U&lc will provide a panoramic window, a show case for the world of graphic arts – a clearing house for the international exchange of ideas and information.” Over the 26 years that the large format tabloid-size quarterly was published, U&lc gathered a following of thousands of avid readers (including me) that eagerly anticipated each issue—arguably, it became the most important typographic publication of its time.
The Fonts.com blog has scanned a complete set of the publication as high and low resolution files and will be making these scans available as down-loadable, searchable PDF files—you can access Volume 1 here, and the plan is to make another volume (a year’s worth of the publication) available every month.
Thanks to Miles Harrison for the link.