When Editors and Art Directors Work Together

The push and pull between Clay Felker, the mercurial idea man, and Milton Glaser, the oracular, intellectual guru, would result in one of the most fruitful collaborations between an editor and an art director in the history of American magazine publishing. “Glaser edited Clay in a way,” said Pete Hamill, an early contributor to New York. “If Clay had an idea, Milton would say, ‘That’s great, but what’s the illustration going to be, what’s the headline?’ He helped Clay conceptualize notions into working ideas.”

—From The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion and the New Journalism Revolution, by Marc Weingarten.

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