History

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Germany’s in the Details

During the Nazi era in Germany, countless documents and reference works of all kinds—no matter how seemingly insignificant—were published for the populace.

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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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A Rand Memorial

This is a memorial about Paul Rand by his good friend and colleague, the late Morris Wyszogrod.

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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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Lots o’ Laffs

In the '60s, Charmers greeting cards (drawn in the Nebbish style) lightly insulted the receiver while showing off the passive aggressive wit of the sender.

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The Modern Masterpiece

This issue of "Die Form," the monthly magazine of the German Werkbund, was devoted to the 1930 Section Allemande.