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Packaging Pens and Pencils

Pencil and pen consumption is booming with the trend of adult coloring books. But Steven Heller longs for the pencil packaging of yesteryear.

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Books on Photobooks

Steven Heller discovers the Errata Editions "Books on Books" series, and grabs a copy of Alexey Brodovitch's "Ballet."

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Shadows of the Pasts

"Triumphs and Laments" by William Kentridge is a large-scale 500-meter-long frieze along Rome's urban waterfront.

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Eye-Tail-Yin Design Purgatory

Italian graphic design comes in many shades of strange. These are the kind of eclectic artifacts that are getting harder and harder to find in the new digital purgatory.