To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re featuring items from the PWP Archives* each day on this blog. In looking back, we see not only where we started, but how far women, photography, and the world have come since 1975.
When PWP was founded in 1975, photography was analogue and largely black-and-white. Apple and Microsoft were founded that same year, so personal computers belonged to the future, and logos and layouts for publications were put together by hand. Here’s a look at some PWP branding and promotional materials over the years:
As Photoshop and page layout programs emerged in the 1990s and rapidly evolved, there was an explosion of choice. Layouts could be fine-tuned, fonts were elegant and proportionally spaced, and photos could easily be adjusted for contrast and color.
– Catherine Kirkpatrick
*The PWP Archives were acquired by the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library of Emory University
Links to all the 30 For 30 Women’s History Month blogs: