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What Paper! What Ink!

Steven Heller interviews the co-founders of the beautiful Collective Quarterly—and asks why, now, they chose to invest in such an ambitious print magazine.

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Happiness is Times New Roman

There is a tradition among publishers to celebrate their typefaces through notices and other means. Crowell-Collier went the extra mile for Times New Roman.

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Ludwig Hohlwein’s Archetype

Mein Auto, published in 1927, is devoted to the German passion for auto racing. It is no coincidence that Hohlwein's imagery echoes the Nazi aesthetic.

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The Long-Lost Lois Esquire Cover

One of the few Esquire covers created by George Lois to ever be killed was this one inspired by a James Baldwin article in the November 1970 issue.

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My Hero!

Heroic illustration is the art of gesture. Here are some examples, from General George to Calvin Klein.

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On the Set With Woody

In 1993, Woody Allen turned the clock in New York back to the 1920s for "Bullets Over Broadway."