Culturally-Related Design

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M-i-l-t-o-n

Stephen Alcorn's "MILTON GLASER, IL DUCA DI NEW YORK: A Series of Portrait Tributes" is a tour de force of drawing craft and skill.

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Alllllllll Aboardddddd!

Michael Russem and the staff of Kat Ran Press make small booklets that are packed with wonderfully curious design work.

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Dancin’ Jamaica

Some of the best ad hoc ads Steven Heller has ever seen ever seen are collected in "Serious Things a Go Happen: Three Decades of Jamaican Dancehall Signs."

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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.