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Motion in Two Dimensions

A few years ago Bascove turned from painting to collage—with an original approach to creating a sense of kinetic power.

Once Upon an AIGA Meeting

Sometime in the 1980s this was a board meeting of the AIGA. The snapshot shows an illustrious group on a spring retreat.

Open if You Must

I couldn't resist. How could I not open a letter to the great actor Robert Wagner, former husband of Natalie Wood and sometime guest host on TCM?

Snapshot Meet Snapchat

Snapshots were hard to pull off and ultimately time-consuming back in the day—as the materials for this Brownie Hawkeye show.

What Censorship Looks Like

"Mother Earth," founded in 1907 and co-edited by Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, was an anarchist American journal.

No Ax to Grind or Design

Steven Heller talks political posters with Mark Andresen, best known for his typeface "Not Caslon."