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Weekend Heller: Research, Then Write

From June 5–16, the Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism at the School of Visual Arts will host its annual two-week intensive dedicated to design writing.

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S is for Social Impact

Steven Heller opens a copy of the new children's book "A is for Activist" by Design Action Collective's Innosanto Nagara.

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House of Type

Steven Heller talks with Rich Roat of House Industries about the new book "House: The Process is the Inspiration."

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Mack the Knife

Stan Mack of Real Life Funnies fame has produced a lighthearted look at cyber crime, "Max & The Black Bots," with enough tech to give it oomph.

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Life as it Once Was

Here are but a few of thousands of amazing illustrated Life magazine covers of yesteryear.

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And Now … a Few Chuckles

This quirky "Little Joke Book" is typical of the lighthearted private press work of the Peter Pauper Press.

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Narrative Types

Tom Geismar (of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv) produced this delightful typographic tale as a small booklet in 1956 when he was just 23.

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The Case of the Dummy Nose

Seymour Chwast published "The Nose," a thematic self-promotional publication, from 1997–2009. Here is the rediscovered dummy for the "Tricks" issue.