In 1972, Dick De Bartolo and Bob Clarke produced MADvertising, a comic—asinine—approach to American advertising propaganda. They were not biting the hand that fed them because in the early days, unlike today, MAD did not accept advertising.
What does it take for me—or anyone who commissions design and illustration—to actually open an envelope these days?
One of the most controversial subway posters to hang in NYC was a famously searing portrait of Che Guevara. Starting this week, it will hang in the space that will contain Poster House, a new museum on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, devoted to the art of the poster.
Good Housekeeping included many luminary writers over its long run and was also a key outlet for female illustrators including Jesse Wilcox Smith, Rose O'Neill (The Kewpies) and Rita Senger.
The Victoria & Albert, one of the world's great museums for all kinds of popular culture, published in 1985 Orange and Lemons: Fruit Wrappers from the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Ever wonder what goes into all those luscious mixed drinks that were so popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s? Mildred Sophie Porter had to know.
Heller talks with Neville Brody, who last week announced "TCCC Unity: The New Typeface for Coca-Cola."
These examples of 1950s Italian design feature both geometric simplicity and optical vivacity.
Fattobene (Done Well): Italian Everyday Artifacts by Anna Lagorio and Alex Carnevali explores objects that are designed but, in a curious way, undesigned.
BANG! says it is "the must unpredictable magazine in the world." It is also a beautifully and tastefully conceived publication.