History

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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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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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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.

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When Comics Were Comic

From the '20s through the '50s, our favorite comics were not stand-up stars or talk show hosts, they were the masters of vaudeville transformed on screen.

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Letter Heads

This artifact of letterhead virtuosity is one of the choice items in the pantheon of designed stationery.