Of all the propaganda memorabilia inside Communist China, the most curious were the thousands of different colorful porcelain figurines.
Before mass-produced cigarettes were available starting in the 1880s, rolling papers were sold as packs of cut sheets in small booklets, and were beautifully designed.
Paul Krassner, one of the most acidic commentators and satirists of the 1960s, published "The Realist" as an alternative to mainstream news.
This French ad for Le Laboratoire de Controle Physiologiue is what I would call Weird Mid-Century Modern.
These innocent-looking letterheads, void of political references, were examples of Gleichschaltung in Nazi Germany.
Lou Myers was a hilarious cartoonist with an expressively lunatic line.
Steven Heller opens up a vintage Lane Bryant catalog.
On what would be his 100th birthday, Michael Dooley celebrates the art, writing and impact of comics icon Will Eisner.
Lucian Bernhard designed Fonotyp to be a practical typographic writing system to spell English words phonetically.
We still endure smoke but not these vintage cigarette packs.