Author Archives: Drew Dernavich

The Baseball Card Hall of Infamy

  Before professional collectors turned them into investment strategies, baseball cards were meant to be carried in back pockets—not plastic protectors. Cards from this vintage era—from the 1950s to the late ’70s—have an aesthetic language all their own, and the variations among them make for an amusing stroll through this backwoods of design history....

Four Photographs of an Atomic Bomb

Images of the atom bomb have ceased to shock us. By now, the mushroom cloud has a cozy familiarity; the atomic fireball has been appropriated by Michael Bay and George Lucas. But these 1952 photographs from the Nevada atomic bomb test site still managed to jolt me when I saw them.     What...