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Return to Sender

The other day I received a letter within a letter from Marian Bantjes that included a message and a challenge.

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Getting In and Out of a Pickle

Where does the phrase “in a pickle” originate? Explore this and Heinz’s role in the proliferation of the common expression.

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The Starch Bomb

Explore a pamphlet produced for Muzzy’s starch, which is an example of Victorian design among other things.

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Taking Off: The Sis Tapestry (and Book)

A new exhibition with Peter Sis’ illustrations for “The Little Prince” is currently open. Sis has also designed a Bayeux-sized tapestry — view the handiwork that’s going into making this piece.

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Bradbury Thompson’s Ga Ga Moment

Steven Heller draws attention to Bradbury Thompson, editor/designer of Westvaco Inspirations and art director of Mademoiselle magazine with a short profile and several examples of his work.

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Powers of Ten to the Tenth Power

Steven Heller explains why he was “enthralled ” with Charles and Ray Eames’ “Powers of Ten” documentary and Kees Boeke’s “Cosmic View: The Universe in 40 Jumps” book.

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A Coup Worthy of Mad Men

Milton Glaser was enticed to return to a style that helped put him on the map in the ’60s for the campaign promoting the new season of “Mad Men.” Take a deeper look at Glaser’s iconic work.

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John Sloan’s Art Nouveau

John Sloan was a member of the storied “Philadelphia Five,” and brought Art Noveau to the America public’s attention. Learn more about his career and view several examples of his work.