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Weekend Heller: VOTE or Shut Up!

This (and for that matter, every other Presidential election) is more than casting a simple vote, its advocating for democracy. Not voting doesn’t imply protest, it means rejecting the most sanctified right we have. Exercise that right or just piss off.     During every presidential election cycle, AIGA’s Get Out The Vote campaign ...

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

Bathroom humor has long been a mainstay of American politics, and the latest in this tradition is a limited-edition doggie poop bag with a handsome portrait of the Donald by Robert Grossman.

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The Other Great Men’s Magazine

Gentry magazine broke new ground with its amazing graphic design and the timeless men’s fashions it presented in every issue.

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It’s a Cigar!

Steven Heller takes a look at vintage cigar advertisements, and the story behind the stogies.

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Exploitation American Style

Pinups are not solely an American phenom, but they are typically American. They began in the 1890s as a window on the female form.

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Ethnographic Branding

Years ago I found these vintage labels for cosmetics targeted at African American men and women by Valmor Products of Chicago.

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Children Love Art

These sublime vintage advertisements for Müller Gum arabic adhesive reveal the child's fascinating facility with things artistic.