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Second City Packages

The 27 Chicago Designers organization was founded in 1936 to promote the work of its wide range of members.

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Whip Up Some Hard-Hitting Ads

This "Localized ACTION Advertising" booklet for the Morgan building materials company demonstrates the direct style of Depression-era advertising.

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Alt-Dystopian Flags

Heller rounds up a selection of fictional alternate history flag designs from different stories and miniseries.

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Vintage Goya

"The Disasters of War" by Francisco Goya is arguably as or even more powerful and poignant than any of the other timeless anti-war artworks—which is why their presence on wine bottles raises some questions.

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When Politics Was Art

Victor Navasky's satiric magazine Monocle, published from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, had its finger on the pulse of things to come.

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Bodoni: The Graphic Novel

This graphically illustrated book titled Bodoni was created by Venetian designer Giorgio Camuffo with text based very loosely on the life of Giambattista Bodoni by Giuseppe De Lama published in 1816.