Paine, Howard E.
1963

Lot of 3 manuscript design options for Round Earth on Flat Paper NGS

Design sketches for NGS Round Earth on Flat Paper

DESCRIPTION: Three manuscript sketches, design options by Howard Paine for The Round Earth on Flat Paper used on the inside back cover of the National Geographic Society's first Atlas of the World. (National Geographic Society. 1963.). From the estate of Howard Paine, Art Director at National Geographic until 1990.

The booklet "The Round Earth on Flat Paper: Map Projections Used by Cartographers" by Wellman Chamberlin was first published by the National Geographic Society in 1947. In 1963 Chamberlin and Paine collaborated on the design of the inside back and front covers for National Geographic's first "Atlas of the World": The Earth in Space and The Round Earth on Flat Paper. For The Round Earth on Flat Paper Paine sketched several alternate options. The influence of Paine's early designs are evident in the final design selected for the atlas.

From 1957 to 1990 Howard Paine was a Graphic Artist and eventually Art Director at National Geographic. Mr. Paine was responsible for design changes to the National Geographic magazine cover that over time replaced the old-fashioned border of clustered oak and laurel leaves with a simplified, more modern design that included photographs. Also, during the period 1981 to 2012 Mr. Paine was Art Director for the U.S. Postal Service. In that role Paine was responsible for the design of over 400 stamps including the 29-cent Elvis Presley stamp, with over 500 million sold.

Sources:
http://www.howardepaine.com/ngs.php

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2002/05/19/with-intellect-and-artistry-wellman-chamberlin-created-a-world-of-his-own/627dbea8-370a-4b16-83cd-46e6388a9dfb/

Note: The first image of the four displayed, is from the 1963 NGS Atlas and is for comparison only. Not included.

CREATOR: Paine, Howard E.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1963

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good.  Light pencil sketches on tracing paper. No issues. Note: The first image of the four displayed is from the 1963 NGS World Atlas and is for comparison only. Not included.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 24 " x 19 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 62

PRICE: $1250

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