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X Marks the Spot

In 1945, "Time" magazine celebrated Hitler's demise with this portrait by Boris Artsybasheff.

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Where Happiness Works

Peter Bilak has devoted an entire issue of "Works That Work" to Bhutan in conjunction with a documentary film he's been producing.

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Big Letter, Small Letters

In typography there has long been a practice of playing with scale, especially with bold letters. Steven Heller looks to "Kunstismus" and "de Reclame."

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Nazis of America

America has battled homegrown fascists and Nazis since the early 20th century through interventions, publications and satire.

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One Elegant Designer

Gustav Jensen called himself a "Designer to Industry" and created some of the most stylish packaging and products of the late '20s and early '30s.

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Type of the Future Past

"Futura. Die Schrift." is an exceptional exhibition and catalog at the Gutenberg Museum in Germany.

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Usefulness Be Darned!

Steven Heller talks with Steven M. Johnson about his new book "Patent Depending"—a collection of satirical inventions.