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Italian Icons, Known and Unknown

Angelini Design, which produces Italian Ways, is a wellspring of icons that are key to the cultural and commercial heritage of Italy.

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How About a Project a Week

Daydreams & Nightschemes is a self-initiated, real-time journey of 52 weeks focused on the creation of 52 new projects by Jon Newman.

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Will Burtin’s Beauty

Within a 1955 insert of Print, there was an insert written and designed by Will Burtin titled “A Program in Print: Upjohn and Design” seamlessly folded into the magazine.

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The Ages Of “21″

In 1936, the former speakeasy and NYC restaurant-club, Jack & Charlie’s “21″ (what we now know as The 21 Club) published, “The Iron Gate” as a self-promotional tool.

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Riting Before Texting

Before Instagram, photo albums required considerable manual labor to keep fresh and current. There were various ways, but one of the most popular was a tracing method, in this case known as Rite-a-Title. You could “Write a Title in a …

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Post-Modern Storybook Illustrations

I consider myself very lucky to have been exposed to children’s books as a kid that were published way before my time—it gave me a wonderful perspective on everything from design and illustration to historical content. A good example is …

The History of Graphic Design

Laurence King Publishing recently released two “mini format” editions of books originally published ten years ago: “American Modernism” by R. Roger Remington and “No More Rules” by Rick Poynor. The two books pair well because they make clear how, and …

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David Bowie Design Icon Roundup

This is David Bowie’s year and here is a roundup of the news. √ On March 23 the V&A opens David Bowie Is, an exhibition of more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music …