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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.

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The Italian Tarzan Was a Voman

Pantera Bionda was an Italian comics series launched in 1948, featuring Ms. Bionda ("Blonde Panther"), a jungle girl with a sisterly resemblance to Sheena of the Jungle.

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Who Put the Lust in Lustig?

A Q&A with Craig Welsh who, for over a year, has been creating the Lustig Elements font, colorful prints based on the font, and a documentary film about the font.