Oppositions Magazine 1973-1984


Oppositions was an architectural journal by the Institute For Architecture And Urban Studies that was published from 1973 to 1984. The magazine was designed by the great Massimo Vignelli and it sure doesn’t disappoint with its obvious grid layout. This Flickr set includes a bunch of the covers, some of which feature black illustrations, and this set by Paul Soulellis has some shots of the inside spreads.

I was outbid on a copy of this a few months back. Would have made a great addition to my collection — maybe I’ll start to obsessively search for them now.

4 Comments on "Oppositions Magazine 1973-1984"

  • Emanuel says

    So, that’s what’s been missing from my wish list… I haven’t heard of this series before but it seems absolutely desirable. Architecture meets graphics wrapped in grids. The Spring 1977, # 8 one is simply amazing.

    Thanks for sharing, good luck with your search 🙂

  • Some shots of the issues in our office, where you get a better sense of the printed color (silkscreened warm orange-red). http://goo.gl/rutn

  • Nice focus. I’ve found some more infos, check my post: http://www.designers-books.com/?p=3711
    There’s a Oppositions readers book, kind of best of all the essays published through the issues. The best price is quite a bargain.

  • Mike Binski says

    I saw these magazines on sale on amazon. I’m not sure if they are still for sale though since it was a few weeks ago