The SPD newsletter in 1975 was titled Publication Design News
, an eight-page, offset-printed, letter-sized edition. It featured a finely-tweaked logo in a very 1970s typeface, and ads on almost every page for artist reps, printers, typesetters, publications, and more. Publication Design News
was created under the direction of SPD President Robert N. Essman
, and art directed by Herbert M. Rosenthal
, who was the Director of Graphics for Institutional Investor Systems, Inc. There's no month date on the newsletter, but based on the calendar items inside it was probably published in February or March.
This issue contains a healthy calendar of events, news about the annual SPD conference and design competition, commentary on the magazine industry, and much more. It's a fun read, and on the turn page we've got page scans of the entire issue.