Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly
Meg Tobert, Peter Seitz, Mildred Friedman, et al.
Walker Art Center
  • Graphic Design
  • Publication Design

Founded by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 1946 as the Everyday Art Quarterly, the publication was the first design journal published by a museum. In 1954 it was renamed Design Quarterly and circulated among museum members and subscribers from around the world. Designed in-house with managing editing performed by the museum’s design curators and directors Meg Torbert, Peter Seitz, Mildred Friedman, and Laurie Haycock Makela, D.Q., as it was known, adopted a thematic issue approach on a diverse range of design-related topics. Among its 159 issues were ones devoted to topics such as the Julia Child’s utilitarian kitchen design, Conceptual Architecture, Wolfgang Weingart’s typographic experimentation, and April Greiman’s famous 6-foot-long fold-out poster, a pixelated nude self-portrait produced on the then-new Apple Macintosh computer.