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Month of October Covers Through the Years

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Month of October Covers Through the Years

October 1971 For several years in the 1970s, every issue of Trends (then known as Apartment News) showcased this same geometric design, although each month featured a different color scheme. This example from 1971 stands out partly because of its classic Halloween color scheme, and also because... Continue Reading

10/18/2021


Month of September Covers Through the Years

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Month of September Covers Through the Years

September 1985 As Star Trek reboots might say, lens flare isn’t always “logical” – but sometimes it looks cool! This 1985 cover featuring 3 awards statues was used to help add even more luster to “Hallelujah Hollywood”, a dinner gala sponsored by Suppliers... Continue Reading

09/30/2021


Month of August Covers Through the Years

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Month of August Covers Through the Years

AUGUST 1978 The best art (and yes, that includes magazine covers) is definitely subjective and open to interpretation by the viewer. Perhaps there is no other issue in the Trends archives that illustrates this better than this offering from August 1978. We’re not sure exactly... Continue Reading

09/2/2021


Month of July Covers Through the Years

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Month of July Covers Through the Years

JULY 1971 The July 1971 issue featured another illustration by the unknown artist who was featured on several covers around this time, which stands out nicely compared to the far more common geometrically designed images of the era. The inspiration for this rustic drawing of apartment... Continue Reading

08/4/2021


Month of June Covers Through the Years

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Month of June Covers Through the Years

JUNE 1974 We like to poke fun at some of the older issues of our magazine, and couldn’t resist a look back at the this executive caught dozing off and the quintessential 70’s outfit on this groovy AAMD Member playing foosball. There was no reference to who our cover gents were in the... Continue Reading

06/22/2021


Month of May Covers Through The Years

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Month of May Covers Through The Years

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06/4/2021


Trends at 50: April Issues through the Years

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Trends at 50: April Issues through the Years

APRIL 1971 Download Issue By all accounts, specifically the memo on page one, this issue was the introduction of Apartment News as a monthly magazine with very few graphics (contained only in ads) and information about legislative issues like warranty of habitability, zoning, rent strikes and... Continue Reading

by Christopher Dean
04/1/2021