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Design Vs. Illustration

Look inside this 1932 issue of Printing Art, a trade journal, that felt trouble a-brewin’ in the fields of design and illustration.

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Posters Against Evil

“Images De L’Espagne Franquiste” (Images of Franco’s Spain) with drawings by Badia-Vilato and text by Mateo Santos criticize Francisco Franco’s regime. Read on to see why Heller calls the book “beautifully stylized and shockingly symbolic.”

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Lucian Bernhard’s Radio City

Lucian Bernhard created the cover art and lettering for this January 1936 edition of the Radio City Music Hall’s quarterly program.

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Weekend Heller: Cuba Si

Heller’s co-author on “Cuba Style,” Vicki Gold Levi, has donated a major gift to the Wolfsonian Museum, art from Cuba in the pre-Castro era.

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When The Stone Was Rolling

“Rolling Stone” was tied with politics and culture, and this cover in which Ralph Steadman created a political caricature is no different.

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Sneaky Sign Art

Explore the work of French artist Clet Abraham who has created interesting street sign art interventions for several months now.

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Postmodern Graphic Design’s Midwest Routes

The 1988 spiral bound French Paper Speckletone sample book, featuring the work that put Duffy and company on the map, expresses the trajectory of Duffy and Charles Spencer Anderson’s distinct careers. Take a look inside it.

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Taking Asylum in Cartoons

Get the stories (and cartoons) behind The Asylum Press, Heller’s collaboration with two other artists, Brad Holland and Yossarian, in 1969-70.

Dreams of Drawing

Dreams of Drawing: How to Become an Illustrator in 2014

For any kid who went through a Crayola phase or doodled her way through high school, illustration seems like an ideal line of work. As with any dream career, however, the perks often overshadow the challenges. For every artist with a full list of client projects, there are quite a few more struggling to turn breakout Behance popularity into mainstream recognition. The industry is saturated, the competition is fierce, and the internet—the proverbial blessing and curse—has turned everyone (or is it no one?) into illustration superstars with hoards of followers.