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The Push Pin Pantheon

The following sampling from a series of 63 portraits of Push Pin Studios' "Luminaries" is a project by Stephen Alcorn, son of Push Pin member John Alcorn.

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The Man Who Made Kabel

Rudolf Koch, the German calligrapher and type meister, designed about 30 typefaces, the best-known being the expressionist Neuland and modern Kabel.

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The Harper Lee Cover-Up

Steven Heller takes a look at the influences behind the cover of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman."

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A New Mark for America

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the Jeffries Banknote Company of Los Angeles commissioned LA designers to contribute to its “Evolution” series of conceptual booklets. I don’t know how many issues were produced, but Number 1, conceived and designed by Advertising Designers, Inc., under the creative direction of Carl Seltzer, was produced in seven...

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Magazines for Soviet Tykes

The folks at Productive Arts have a knack for finding the most interesting Soviet-era journals. Here are two made for children.

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Chicago, Oh What a Poster Town

In the 1960s, John Massey coordinated a suite of posters celebrating Chicago. The designs, once lost to time, are back.

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John Hendrix’s Magical Magic

Steven Heller talks with John Hendrix, author of a startling new book about … well, you can tell from the title: "Drawing Is Magic."