Design Culture

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Sugar Will Set You Free

With all the warnings about the toxic effects of sugar on the body and mind, isn't it refreshing to look back to, say, 1954, when sugar was a virtue?

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Up With the Underground

Roger van den Bergh of Onoma LLC, an identity and media design firm in New York City, gave himself a painstaking challenge: Design a new MTA Subway map for the city.

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German Cutting Tools

German Expressionism is famous for the brutal woodcut and linocut prints made by those the Nazis branded "degenerate" artists.

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Look Up Yonder

Ivan Chermayeff and Kurt Vonnegut made beautiful music when they teamed up in 1980 to make a children's book about creation: "Sun Moon Star."

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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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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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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.