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Trumped-Up Tweets

Kenzo Mayama Kramarz's "The First One Hundred Tweets" is one of the flurry of Trump-related responses interpreting and commenting on the character's characters.

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M-i-l-t-o-n

Stephen Alcorn's "MILTON GLASER, IL DUCA DI NEW YORK: A Series of Portrait Tributes" is a tour de force of drawing craft and skill.

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Drinking in Bottle Design

Steven Heller opens a late 19th- to early 20th-century French bottle and label producer's chromolithographic catalog of samples.

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On a Mission

Here is an address Walter Dorwin Teague gave in 1936: "Industrial Art and Its Future."

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Designing With Heart

“The heart is a very, very resilient little muscle. It really is,” said Woody Allen’s character in Hannah and Her Sisters. Heart: Anatomy, Function and Diseases (Dell, 1962) was part of a unique series of “Visual” books illustrated by leading designers. This one, illustrated by George Giusti, is comprised of his abstract and representational...

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3D Cultural Revolution Posters

Of all the propaganda memorabilia inside Communist China, the most curious were the thousands of different colorful porcelain figurines.

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Smokin’!

Before mass-produced cigarettes were available starting in the 1880s, rolling papers were sold as packs of cut sheets in small booklets, and were beautifully designed.