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One Person’s Junk is …

Steven Heller opens Bill Rose's new collection of quotidian type compositions, logos and trademarks: "Junk Type."

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How Mr. ZIP Changed Our Lives

The Mr. ZIP illustration appeared in many PSAs urging postal customers to use the five-digit ZIP Code that was initiated on July 1, 1963.

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Lots o’ Laffs

In the '60s, Charmers greeting cards (drawn in the Nebbish style) lightly insulted the receiver while showing off the passive aggressive wit of the sender.

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The Modern Masterpiece

This issue of "Die Form," the monthly magazine of the German Werkbund, was devoted to the 1930 Section Allemande.

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Light and Dark

Duncan Hanna's work combines the emotional light of Edward Hopper and the mystery of René Magritte, yet is uniquely his own.

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The Times Art Director, 1916-1934

Jeff Roth, researcher extraordinaire, found this obituary for Edward Nelson Dart, former "New York Times" art director and layout man.