History

Colonialism for Juniors

The Italian Fascists under Mussolini hoped to reestablish their empire, and focused on Africa as a vulnerable target rich with natural resources.

Romance Was His Metier

Steven Heller discusses Harlequin illustrator Frank Kalan's life and work with Kalan's daughter, Christy.

Insides Out

This delightful, if eerie, promotional piece for Italian Bayer products from the 1940s is a rather graphic depiction.

Cuba’s Revolution in the Cards

In 1960, a Cuban food brand printed a souvenir album that encouraged customers to buy cards chronicling the seven bloody years of the Cuban revolution.

Humor on the Right

In 1950, "Il Borghese" was established by the editor, designer and humorist Leopoldo Longanesi.