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7.29.16 / Weekend Heller: Relive Pain


Relive and Relieve. Take time out of your busy day to lotion up with a liniment that works as well on humans as on horses. My favorite is Comstock’s N and B. Sometimes it works, while other times it makes the pain come back. Two virtues in one handy-dandy bottle.

Is there anything better than vintage drugstore countertop displays?




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is the co-founder and the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts. He writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review and the Graphic Content blog for T-Style. He is the author, coauthor, and/or editor of more than 120 books on design and popular culture, including the recent book Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig (Chronicle).