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Once the province of high-performance cars with fighter-jet pretensions (see Corvette), a heads-up display function was one of the pleasant surprises we discovered in the four-cylinder Buick LaCrosse with eAssist. We found ourselves thinking, “Why doesn’t every car have this?” Soon, Pioneer will sell a system that you can install in any car. Mercedes and Audi are working on gesture-based displays, and GM is tinkering with a system that uses lasers to augment the reality beyond the windshield. (Looking for a chalupa? There’s a laser-outlined Taco Bell right over there!) But frankly, all we really need are the basics, as delivered by current systems from GM, BMW, and Audi: speed, navigation, radio stations. Projecting that kind of basic information on the windshield helps refocus your attention to a place where it increasingly isn’t: the road. If most new gadgets tend to distract you from the act of driving, it’s nice to have at least one that serves as the antidote. Illustration by Larry Jost

Once the province of high-performance cars with fighter-jet pretensions (see Corvette), a heads-up display function was one of the pleasant surprises we discovered in the four-cylinder Buick LaCrosse with eAssist. We found ourselves thinking, “Why doesn’t every car have this?” Soon, Pioneer will sell a system that you can install in any car. Mercedes and Audi are working on gesture-based displays, and GM is tinkering with a system that uses lasers to augment the reality beyond the windshield. (Looking for a chalupa? There’s a laser-outlined Taco Bell right over there!) But frankly, all we really need are the basics, as delivered by current systems from GM, BMW, and Audi: speed, navigation, radio stations. Projecting that kind of basic information on the windshield helps refocus your attention to a place where it increasingly isn’t: the road. If most new gadgets tend to distract you from the act of driving, it’s nice to have at least one that serves as the antidote. Illustration by Larry Jost

A beautiful piece for the home office or study.
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Colonial Powers in Africa Circa 1908, Cartophile

A beautiful piece for the home office or study.

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Colonial Powers in Africa Circa 1908, Cartophile

As we begin our 20th year, we decided it’s time to shake things up a bit. Though we’ve tweaked the logo many times since the magazine premiered in 1992, this is the first time we’ve overhauled it. And we think it better reflects Men’s Journal today. Creative director Benjamen Purvis, together with legendary type designer Jim Parkinson, who drew the new logo, took their inspiration from 1930s European auto-racing posters — rugged, elegant, unadorned. “It’s handcrafted, masculine, and authoritative,” Purvis says. “I think it perfectly expresses the spirit of our magazine.”

As we begin our 20th year, we decided it’s time to shake things up a bit. Though we’ve tweaked the logo many times since the magazine premiered in 1992, this is the first time we’ve overhauled it. And we think it better reflects Men’s Journal today. Creative director Benjamen Purvis, together with legendary type designer Jim Parkinson, who drew the new logo, took their inspiration from 1930s European auto-racing posters — rugged, elegant, unadorned. “It’s handcrafted, masculine, and authoritative,” Purvis says. “I think it perfectly expresses the spirit of our magazine.”