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Insides Out

This delightful, if eerie, promotional piece for Italian Bayer products from the 1940s is a rather graphic depiction.

Cuba’s Revolution in the Cards

In 1960, a Cuban food brand printed a souvenir album that encouraged customers to buy cards chronicling the seven bloody years of the Cuban revolution.

Humor on the Right

In 1950, "Il Borghese" was established by the editor, designer and humorist Leopoldo Longanesi.

Fascism’s Colorful Disease

These stamps have a spirited quality that belies the fact that the Italian Fascist government would just as soon stamp out resistance as tuberculosis.

Weekend Heller: Bolts and Books

There are not many copies of the newly printed facsimile edition of Fortunato Depero's "Bolted Book" left for sale. But "act now" and you may be lucky.

Rabid Roaming Roman Rabbits

While in Rome I purchased a "lapinopedia" illustrated by the mysterious paintings and hieroglyphs of Luigi Serafini, titled Il coniglio d'oro.

The Romance of Italian Smoke

Italian cigarette packaging has long had tremendous allure, and the advertising is not just smoke and mirrors.