The SPD members newsletter went through a series of iterations in the
1960s and 70s, first as a two-sided, letter-sized offset publication,
and in later, leaner times, as a mimeographed series of pages. Finally,
in December 1982, the first edition of Grids
was published and sent to SPD members. Under the direction of SPD President Myles Ludwig
and Executive Director Judy Christensen
, Grids was an 11 x 17-inch two-sided, single color offset newsletter, all typeset in American Typewriter. Additional pages were added to subsequent editions.
for Grids included Member News, information on an upcoming SPD holiday
party, and job listings. There was also a President Reports from Ludwig,
who commented that "New design technology is as revolutionary to
today's art director as moveable type was to Gutenberg centuries ago."
Some things never change!
On the turn page we've got scans of the
complete issue of Grids, and you can click on the images to blow them
up and read the stories! There's also a remembrance from SPD President Myles Ludwig, who also gives a brief rundown of his very illustrious career both before and after SPD.