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Warn and Cover

Steven Heller researches ebola awareness posters around the globe.

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Weekend Heller: Learn Sign Painting

Sign painter Mike Meyer is bringing his hand-lettering workshop to New York. The event will give participants a chance to learn from one of the masters, with brushes, paint and lettering.

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Deco Details of New York

New York is a Mecca for Art Deco extravagance. Here, Steven Heller takes a look at the roots of the city’s love affair with the movement.

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Now Read This

Ben Shahn’s The Shape Of Content is hands-down the best book about making consequential art and design and the pitfalls thereof. Here’s why.

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Take Aim

Steven Heller examines the classic bullseye—one of the most perfectly designed of all graphic forms—and the evolution of shooting targets.

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Art, Guns and Power

Steven Heller talks with Henry Brimmer about his 2014 ArtPrize entry—a commentary on our post-9/11 lives and the freedoms that now hang in the balance.

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Putting the Spin On Police Work

Steven Heller looks back at the way police were portrayed circa 1932 via the Parker Brothers board game “Calling All Cars.”

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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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America First!!

Steven Heller looks at Thomas W. Jackson’s “See America First”—a series of “joke” books that highlighted the country’s racialist, ethnicist and regionalist distinctions.