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Early Chwast

It is always fun to look at the early work of great artists and designers. Here is Seymour Chwast from 1961 when he worked in linocut.

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Weekend Heller: Hot Show at Bard

The current exhibition Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life, curated by Douglas Dodds, Senior Curator, Word and Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London is a essential piece of illustration history and practice. Learn more.

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Weekend Heller: Pictures Telling Stories

What design news should be on your radar? Richard McGuire’s work will be exhibited at The New York Public Library and Bronwyn Elvis Chochinov makes a comic. Read on for more.

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Embedded Artists

War time (“witness”) artists Michael D. Fay, Victor Juhasz, and Steve Mumford, who will be presenting at an event at the Society of Illustrators, discuss their work and the differences between art and photojournalism.

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Pocket Book Publishing

US: The Paperback Magazine premiered in June 1969. It was edited by music critic and Village Voice contributor, Richard Goldstein. See why US deserves a place in design history.

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Sticker Stock

Do you remember the days leading up to the start of school? Every culture uses pictorial cues to help keep track of the experiential flood of stuff in our lives, but I find this vintage French stock stickers among the most charming bits of organizational stuff.

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Shoes, Jam, Mosquitoes

These posters are from the period of Dutch advertising design between the wars, when Holland exhibited as vibrant an advertising culture as the rest of Europe — and obviously using many of the same graphic idioms as the rest of Europe.

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Corporate Generosity

Explore the Phoenix Metal Cap Co.’s unique in-house magazine, Phoenix Flame. Its editor, who went by the name of HIG, was assisted by illustrator/designer Elmer Jacobs and was a delightful anomaly in the worlds of big business.