MG Turns 40

One of our favorites around these parts, The Mountain Gazette, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, they put out a special edition that includes some of the best quotes from years past and a drawing of one of its most famous contributors, Ed Abbey, on the cover. Also included in the 40th Anniversary Edition is an article by the magazine’s Editor-In-Chief, M. John Fayhee, who describes a speaking engagement in Durango, CO where he was unknowingly the keynote speaker at an Ed Abbey tribute that he had originally tried to decline appearing at. He then goes on to compare Abbey and Hunter S. Thompson and, well, read it yourself…

Even if you’re not a Mountain Gazette or Abbey fan, the Patagonia ad on the inside cover is worth your time.

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3 Responses to MG Turns 40

  1. William Roth August 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    That’s funny that you caught that Patagonia ad too. Right design for the right audience. I took a lesson from that one. (Maybe an unintended one, but still..)

    looking at it online was the first time I caught the waterfall / tear in Ed’s face too. Great illustration.

  2. Rick August 8, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Do you know of any online retailers of this issue. The store link on the gazette website appears to be having some problems.

    Thanks

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