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PostSat Dec 05, 2020 12:33 pm 
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The most recent Mountaineers magazine has a great article celebrating the work of Marge Meuller. Most of us will recognize and appreciate her illustration style.


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Marge’s maps alone set a new standard for guidebooks. At the time, it was common practice to use chunks of USGS topo maps, which—while definitely accurate—gave the average hiker little or no impression of the ‘flavor’ of the trip. Her unique ‘oblique angle’ style conveyed both terrain relief and relative distances in a way that was often copied (but never successfully!) by other publishers.

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Marge’s ability to wrangle both Fred [Becky] and Harvey [Manning]’s work into orderly submissions fit for publication was not only legendary, it was essential. Both men eventually refused to publish without her at the helm of production for their books.


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PostSun Dec 06, 2020 12:28 pm 
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I found those illustrations very effective in "101 Hikes".
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PostSat Dec 19, 2020 7:50 pm 
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gb wrote:
I found those illustrations very effective in "101 Hikes".

Indeed. I still use and appreciate Marge's illustrations in old out-of-print Moutaineers books.

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