The Auckland University-based Phoenix magazine became mythologised in New Zealand literary culture for its influence in developing a national literature. It was also praised for its clean and modern typographical design by Bob Lowry. This issue from 1933 highlights Lowry's design philosophy. It includes an abstract image of a phoenix rising from the ashes, a Western cultural symbol of new beginnings.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: The Phoenix (March 1933) (S-L-1278-Cover)
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