The bedrock of my design education has been Before & After magazine, published by John McWade. It was one of my first purchases for the Desktop Publishing Center at Indiana University which I developed and managed in the mid 90's. Since then, and through a myriad of jobs, volunteer positions and personal projects, it has remained a resource.
And now, I haz a sad:
I hope this transition is everything John McWade has ever wanted. My debt to him is impossible to tally.