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Designing Terrorists

More than ever terror is branded like any other business, institution, government or regime.

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The Face of a City

More and more cities are using individual proprietary fonts. Such is the case for Tilburg, The Netherlands, which now has the TilburgsAns face.

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Weekend Heller: VOTE or Shut Up!

During every presidential race, AIGA launches a campaign for members to use their design expertise to motivate the public to vote.

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The First Angry Generation

"The Open Conspiracy" was an anthology of writings and cartoons from the underground press on how the world could and must change course.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

Bathroom humor has long been a mainstay of American politics, and the latest in this tradition is a limited-edition doggie poop bag with a handsome portrait of the Donald by Robert Grossman.

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How Far Down is Underground?

"YES YES YES Alternative Press / 1966-1977 From Provo to Punk" is a massive volume based on a 2015 exhibition of posters.

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Weekend Heller: Three of My Current Faves

Steven Heller's top three picks for the week: Deborah Sussman and Seymour Chwast docs; SVA's Type as Language workshop; and Venture16: Entrepreneurship Unfolded.