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A Button Said It All

Steven Heller shares a Congress of Racial Equality protest button he has kept since the 1960s.

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Did You Know …

Did you know you can learn a lot from turn-of-the-century printing, type and paper advertising, like the Dutch Stove piece featured here?

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When Rand Was Young

Many years ago, I asked designers to send me an example of their very early work that they were still proud to have done. Here is what Paul Rand sent.

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Warn and Cover

Steven Heller researches ebola awareness posters around the globe.

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Shanghai’s Creative Evolution

These advertising posters for cigarettes, liquor and more by Xie Xing Long showcase the so-called “Calendar Girls” that were so prevalent in the ’20s and ’30s.

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Ooooh La L’Auto

Steven Heller takes a look at the lifestyle-infused vintage advertisements for the automobile manufacturer Renault.

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Vapor Salve and Thermal Wool

The art of graphic salesmanship has evolved smartly in just 100 years. But look at these 1930s point of purchase displays for some rather bizarre personal care products.