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Poster Stamps of Modern Germany

Hans Sachs founded the Verein der Plakat Freunde with Hans Meyer in 1905. Out of this poster cult evolved a passion for poster stamps. Here are a few.

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People Say We’re Monkeying Around

What does this issue of Audience magazine, designed by Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast, have in common with Tiger Beat's special Monkees issue?

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Cute as a Button

Check out these classic button cards of the '40s and '50s, when buttons were staples of everyday fashion.

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What Would Hadank Do?

In contrast with his elaborate package, label and trademark design, O.H.W. Hadank's logos (zeichen) were more modern—simple and elegant.

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The Humanity of Victory

Steven Heller talks with the deputy editor of "Victory Journal"—which is unlike any other sports magazine, from its size to its distinctive point of view.

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Weekend Heller: Its Never Too Late

Its never too late to stay in the holiday spirit. Holiday cards keep that spirit alive. So, Shruti Swamy, program director of the Book Club of California, a 100-year-old (and counting!) San Francisco institution celebrating fine press, California literature and history, and the art of the book, told me about an exhibition on view...

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The Day After Christmas Eve

A man calling himself Nick Claus was apprehended by police after witnesses called 911 shortly after midnight. Mugshot by Brad Holland.