ID Magazine to Cease Publication

ID Magazine, the venerable standard of industrial design in the US, is closing after 55 years as a print publication. It will continue doing its design annual, but only online.

I’ve certainly had my issues with ID Magazine, but still it’s sad to see it go after not being able to adapt to the world we’re in now.

From the press release:

December 15, 2009

To Readers, Advertisers and Friends of I.D. Magazine:

Since 1954, I.D. Magazine has served as one of America’s leading critical magazines covering the art, business, and culture of design. Today it is with regret that we announce its closure. The January/February issue of I.D. will be its last; subscribers to I.D. will receive Print magazine for the balance of their subscription.

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frog design has put up a flickr slideshow of some of its famous back-cover ads from ID over the decades, check it out