We'd highly recommend the extensive Motif article by Rick Poynor on The Design Observer Group website.
Each issue was a varied mix of architecture, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design and illustration.
Grillust lecturers Dwayne Bell and Tony Peart (both 33, both charismatic) have been slowly building their own run of Motif (so far, issues 1,2,3,6,7,9) and students are more than welcome to pop into their office to look through the collection. It must be stressed that the real publication is much more interesting than its digital reproduction (as impressive as they are).
For this post we've decided to look at the drawings featured in Motif. We hope you enjoy them...
MOTIF NO. 1 November 1958 – Cover by Charles Mozley
MOTIF NO. 2 February 1959 – Cover by Robert Stewart
MOTIF NO. 3 September 1959 – Cover by John Griffiths
A Front of Shops – John Griffiths
MOTIF NO. 6 Spring 1961 – Cover by Hans Unger
From Uganda – Hans Unger
Untitled pencil drawings – Reg Butler
Life Drawing – Claude Rogers
Reportage spread – Ian Ribbons
MOTIF NO. 7 Summer 1961 – Cover by Alan Davie
A Bestiary – the great Milton Glaser
Reportage spread – Gerald Downes
MOTIF NO. 9 Summer 1962 – Cover by Edward Bawden
Peniche – Edward Bawden
Reportage spread – John Griffiths