Completely MAD

40 years of MAD magazine Celebrating 40 years of—yecch—America’s favorite humor magazine.

We had full access to the magazine’s archives and got to meet and work alongside Alex’s childhood heroes, “The Usual Gang of Idiots.” This was without question a true lifetime highlight.

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Forty years of covers snake sequentially through the book.

There was so much great artwork from which to choose. Not everything could make the cut, but we managed to squeeze in a lot of faces on the endpapers.

We believe every book launch should incorporate fezzes.

Alexander Isley
Alexander Knowlton

The Herb Lubalin Study Center
of Design and Typography

Special Collections Research Center
NC State University Libraries