Monday, April 27, 2009

Catalogs of Glory

The summer catalog is out, and it's a good one. Aside from the fact that we're offering some really fun summer classes, the cover is by genius graphic designer Paula Scher.

The summer cover is part of the UCLA Extension Masters of Graphic Design series. It's pretty awesome that these giants in their field contribute their work to our little nonprofit, and we have been graced with some beautiful covers over the years. There's a section on our website where you can view a hit parade of past covers (click here). My favorites are the ones that are puns on the word Extension, like this one by Woody Pertl:

Or this one by Dana Arnett, which is an even more blatant and (I think) satisfying pun:

Paula Scher is a favorite here in the office, and we're lucky enough to have a poster of one of her covers hanging in the hall. Check it out!

We snagged it at a free-for-all poster giveaway in our marketing department, and now we are greeted by a big colorful head every morning, which is a fun and bracing way to start the day.

If you'd like your very own copy of the summer catalog, just call our office at (310) 206-1422 or e-mail

1 comment:

Sandra Suzanne said...

ha ha, spring quarter.