Design Culture

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Smokin’!

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.

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Real Alternative News Was Not Fake

Paul Krassner, one of the most acidic commentators and satirists of the 1960s, published "The Realist" as an alternative to mainstream news.

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Weird-Century Modern

This French ad for Le Laboratoire de Controle Physiologiue is what I would call Weird Mid-Century Modern.

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Normalized Letterheads

These innocent-looking letterheads, void of political references, were examples of Gleichschaltung in Nazi Germany.

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Dancin’ Lines

Lou Myers was a hilarious cartoonist with an expressively lunatic line.