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Monotype Revives Its Reputable Recorder

Monotype is relaunching its Recorder magazine, set to document “the wider implications of typography and how it contributes to a broader cultural context.”

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A Button Said It All

Steven Heller shares a Congress of Racial Equality protest button he has kept since the 1960s.

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Body Language

The creators of War Ink found a form through which they could honor the sacrifices of veterans, and create a bridge between veterans and civilians: tattoos.

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Westinghouse’s ABCs

In 1965, Charles Eames produced a documentary about Westinghouse. Have you seen it?

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Ode to the Doctors

Steven Heller examines the comic woodcuts of Josef Váchal, a Czech writer, painter, printmaker and book printer.

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The Original Pinterest

Like so many other insignificant consumer items, bobby pins were sold to the public with a modicum of contemporary style and illustrative panache.

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School Days, Rule Days

Steven Heller shares the strange beauty of a functional, commonplace ledger—this one created by Edward Smith and used in the late 1800s.

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Did You Know …

Did you know you can learn a lot from turn-of-the-century printing, type and paper advertising, like the Dutch Stove piece featured here?