Irwin Glusker: Designer of Magazines and Books

From a New York Times obit by Ed Shanahan headlined “Irwin Glusker, 98, Dies; Gave American Heritage Its Distinctive Look”:

Irwin Glusker, a designer of magazines and books whose long career included establishing the lavish look of American Heritage, a bimonthly about U.S. history that found mass-market success during magazine publishing’s mid-20th-century heyday, died at his home in Manhattan.

Starting in 1954, American Heritage, with Mr. Glusker defining its visual identity as art director, used a lively news-magazine-for-history-buffs tone to become a fixture in dens across the country, a print precursor to the kind of documentary series the filmmaker Ken Burns now regularly produces for public television.