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Saucy Signs from Belle France

This 1893 sign catalog by Dequenne & Cie. for their “Plaques Indicatives,” including the famous Paris street signs and all manner of enamel door numbers and office signs, holds up pretty well in the 21st century.

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Have You Got Self Esteem Issues?

Physical perfection has been big business in the U.S. since the nineteenth century. Take a look at these ads in the literary journal, The Black Cat (1895–1922).

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No World Cup Fatigue For Germany

Hear from Il-Ho Jung and Lukas Weber about their “World Caps” that bring the excitement of the World Cup into everyday fashion for Germany.

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Start Up Right

Most design firms shy away from creating identities for start-ups. Find out why Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv takes great pride in this type of client work. Plus, meet three entrepreneurs behind such ventures.

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Show Cards Reprised

“Please Come to the Show” is a catalog for an exhibition of invitation cards and flyers from two previous MoMA exhibitions. Steven Heller speaks with David Senior, editor of the book for more.