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A Different Side of Garretto

Steven Heller discovers an odd, uncharacteristic piece by Paolo Garretto, an artist known for his streamlined art-deco work.

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The Art of Per Inquiry Ads

Well, "art" may not be an accurate word, but there has always been a craft to "per inquiry," or coupon, adverts.

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Ned Ryerson Would Be Proud

If you were insured for anything during the early 1900s, you'd get a special bonus: flamboyant typography. Steven Heller looks at the golden age of insurance policy design.

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Commercial Artistry

If you were studying graphic design in the U.S. Armed Forces in 1939, this is what the War Department would suggest you include in your portfolio.

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Fairness for Fontmakers

Steven Heller talks with Peter Bilak about Fontstand, an application that gives users affordable access to thousands of high-quality fonts from some of the world’s most renowned foundries.

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Who Did That? And Why?

Ever wonder who designs everyday "stuff"? The stuff that is virtually invisible in plain sight? Steven Heller investigates, starting with Cosmos Combs.

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All Chwast, All the Time

The definitive archive of Seymour Chwast — legendary illustrator and co-founder of Push Pin Studios — is now online.