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Book Jacket Modernism

Book jackets are a wellspring of graphic styles and often mirror what is going on in the design culture. Here are two vintage examples.

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Market-Driven Typography

The Century Advertising Service located on Madison Ave in New York City was one of many similar studios that prepared pre-designed adverts for business, in this case the food industry. Take a closer look at their work.

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Abducted and Reconstructed

MTV’s VP for Off-Air Creative, Jim F. deBarros, asked Mirko Ilic to devise a concept to announce a new MTV dramatic series, “Finding Carter.” Hear from Ilic.

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Weekend Heller: Elaine Lustig Cohen @RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection’s spring exhibition, Elaine Lustig Cohen: Voice & Vision examines the work of this trailblazing designer.

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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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The Uniform Makes the Prince

Take a closer look at the uniform of the Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany, the last Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire.

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Marinetti’s Pre-Futurism

“Poesia” magazine is the foreplay before the birth of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s Futurism. Look inside this publication that advocated symbolist and romantic poetry in Italy.

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IBM’s Classic Look Explained

Paul Rand created a few publications for IBM concerning the “use and abuse” of the logo and its many working parts. Take a look inside these documents.