Culturally-Related Design

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Now and Then: American Propaganda and Protest Posters

As a history nerd, I simply cannot resist going down the rabbit hole of the history behind great design. I found myself studying advertising design in HOW U’s online course, which discusses the history of advertising during the World War I era—which in turn piqued my interest. I decided to dig further into this era of advertising. One...

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How Mr. ZIP Changed Our Lives

The Mr. ZIP illustration appeared in many PSAs urging postal customers to use the five-digit ZIP Code that was initiated on July 1, 1963.

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Friends Before Facebook

These children's books—published on the eve of American involvement in World War II—reveal the mindset of the times on the cultural, social and demographic make-up of the U.S.

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The Real Truth About Babies, Voila!

From the Lester Beall–esque cover to the simple vector-like illustrations, this 1953 brochure issued by New York State is a pretty modern look at sex ed.

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Calligraphic Anime

Meghdad Asadi Lari details his new work of calligraphic animation, "Simorgh."

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The Great Dylan Profile

Bob Dylan's profile is perhaps the most utilized and most recognizable in modern history. Explore its many iterations.