These children's books—published on the eve of American involvement in World War II—reveal the mindset of the times on the cultural, social and demographic make-up of the U.S.
Steven Heller talks with John Cuneo, illustrator and author of "Not Waving But Drawing" (Fantagraphics Underground).
Booklets issued by decency groups in the 1950s did their best to contain salacious content, and one of the graphic design methods was abstract illustration.
In Nazi Germany, the Aryan certificate (Ariernachweis) was a document certifying that a person was a member of the Aryan race (or not).
"LEAP Dialogues" is a veritable handbook for social innovation and social impact design stories through a global lens.
In this poster, Ross MacDonald vividly portrays how humanity should respond to the immigration ban as he pays homage to Emma Lazarus' immortal words.
Ladislav Sutnar created a series called the Venus paintings, which although they echo Pop Art of the '60s, were exercises in geometric construction.
Steven Heller shows how the Nazis took over printing presses in Germany and tightly controlled the media.
From the Lester Beall–esque cover to the simple vector-like illustrations, this 1953 brochure issued by New York State is a pretty modern look at sex ed.
Steven Heller talks with Eric Holzenberg about his new exhibition “For Art’s Sake: The Aesthetic Movement in Print & Beyond” at the Grolier Club of New York.