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Seeing Red with Krasnaia Niva

The lads at Productive Arts have a incredible run of Krasnaia Niva (Red Field), an illustrated newsprint journal published weekly by Izvestiia from its beginning in 1923 through 1929 and in 36 issues from 1930 through its end in 1931. …

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Print’s 2013 New Visual Artists: Final Part

These are the final examples of the work displayed for the 20 New Visual Artists. See the entire feature, plus so much more, in the new April 2013 issue of Print Magazine. Pick up your copy here! Jordy van den …

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The Futurist Post Office

With post offices like this, who needs email? My friend Michele Angelini over at Italian Ways has made the kind of archeological design discovery that comes close to matching Heinrich Schliemann’s excavation of the historical Troy. Only this is neither …

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Irving Oaklander’s Legacy on the Block

Design history is partly built on design books and ephemera. Organizing, categorizing and analyzing these materials are essential to the documentation of our past. For those who have built design libraries with the rarities purchased from Irving Oaklander, who passed …

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Giving and Getting Letterhead

There are Dead Heads, Dope Heads, Knuckle Heads, Screw Heads, Shower Heads, Sprinkler Heads, Bald Heads, Jar Heads and Letterheads. The latter is among the small gems of graphic design. These are from a 1932 sample book published in England …

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Print’s 2013 New Visual Artists: Part 4

Here are four more examples of the work displayed for each of the 20 New Visual Artists. See the entire feature, plus so much more, in the new April 2013 issue of Print Magazine. Pick up your copy here! Ana …

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Robert Andrew Parker on Life and Illustration

We see deeply disturbing images in dark, murky colors: guns pointing at heads, children strung up by their feet, abandoned eyeglasses lying twisted in a void. Eventually, we come to a factory billowing smoke: the crematorium at Auschwitz. They’re from …

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Paolo Soleri’s Visionary Book

Paolo Soleri, a visionary architect and designer of Arcosanti, the eccentric arts settlement in the Arizona desert that was a mecca for young creative-types during the hippie-era and a pioneer of the sustainable architecture movement, died at 93 this week. …

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Print’s 2013 New Visual Artists: Part 3

These are just a few examples of the work displayed for each of the 20 New Visual Artists. See the entire feature, plus so much more, in the new April 2013 issue of Print Magazine. Pick up your copy here! …

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Image of the Day, April 12, 2013

Awesome selection of prints over at society 6 created by young design professionals, like this Alphabet City map of London by Craig Ward.