Industrial Design – Magazine 1954 – 2009

Alvin Lustig, Cover for Industrial Design magazine, April 1954, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Tamar Cohen, reproduced courtesy F + W Media, Inc.

Founded when the industrial design profession was becoming firmly established in the American manufacturing industry, Industrial Design has long been established as America’s leading magazine for industrial designers. Renamed ID Magazine of Industrial Design in 1980, since its establishment, it has carried a wide range of critical material related to design practise, culture and business. It was published eight times a year, including the prestigious Annual Design Review that includes projects for consumers, furniture, equipment, environments, packaging, graphics, and students.  

After 55 years in publication it folded in 2009


Woodham, J. Industrial Design. In A Dictionary of Modern Design. : Oxford University Press. Retrieved 22 Jan. 2021, from

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