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Springtime for Posters and Germany

Here are some printers' advertisements from the early years of World War I. The output was extraordinary, and all the major artists/designers were conscripted, like Louis Oppenheimer.


The Original Pop: Art or Exercise?

This bodybuilding booklet is a wonderful example of pulp typography, ham-fisted airbrushing and untutored layout. All together a beautiful cacophony.


American Graphic Design in NYC

Steven Heller reflects on Mildred Friedman's 1989 "Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History"—the first major graphic design exhibition in the US.


Lynd Ward: The Power of Wordlessness

The Grolier Club in New York City will present an overview of the remarkable achievements of one of America’s foremost book illustrators, Lynd Ward.