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MacGuffin, The Magazine

Steven Heller explores MacGuffin magazine, a publication with a fascinating backstory—and a fascinating mission.

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Weekend Heller: The Classes of Summer

This summer there are three SVA NYC classes to recommend. [Full disclosure: I’m highly prejudiced towards them.] Two are residencies and one is online only. Design education is moving in some interesting direction and residencies and distance learning are increasingly good alternatives for professionals who cannot afford longer commitments. 1. DIGITAL PORTFOLIO DESIGN taught...

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Lucian Bernhard’s Creativ Spllng

Designers are always fiddling with making the alphabet easier to navigate. Here is a lesser-known attempt by graphic simplicity master Lucian Bernhard.

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Amsterdam’s Curly Letters

Venice has stencil, London has Gill Sans and Amsterdam has what locals refer to as "Krulletters"—highly ornamented script painted with a brush.

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Arthur Szyk, Laureate

Irvin Ungar discusses Arthur Szyk, a legendary cartoonist and caricaturist who will finally be getting the spotlight he deserves.