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Rare Dwiggins Is Well Done

Typography nerds and Dwiggins fans alike will savor the reprinted masterpiece "Stencilled Ornament & Illustration" when it is released in September.

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Weekend Heller: A Logo For Deez Nuts?

There’s a movement afoot for a new candidate and a contest that the logo factory 99designs is running right now to create a logo for Deez Nuts, the presidential candidate/15-year-old Iowa farm boy giving nutsy old Donald Trump a run for his money. “Little is known about Deez Nuts,” says Aimee Grove for 99designs,...


Art Young’s Needle-Sharp Cartoons

If you've never encountered Art Young's cartoons from the early 1900s, you're missing out on one of America's most strident and witty political cartoonists.


Opening a Useless Store

Steven Heller talks with Adrian Wilson about The Inutilious Retailer — a new store that sells nothing.


Bawdy, Bald and Beautiful

In 1977, decades before my own head became barren, I was invited to an unveiling of Yossarian's The Razor's Edge—the journal for women with shaved heads.


When Adverts Were Earnest

In the early 1920s American products were either nondescript or laden with ornament to camouflage a mass-market look. Although mass production was the foundation on which the modern American economy was built, many cultural critics felt that items coming off the assembly line lacked good taste. American industrialists, who could easily afford to aesthetically...


David McLimans’ Wild Art

Caldecott-winning illustrator David McLimans passed away last year. Steven Heller talks with Patrick JB Flynn about a new exhibition of McLimans' work.