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The Starch Bomb

Explore a pamphlet produced for Muzzy’s starch, which is an example of Victorian design among other things.

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Taking Off: The Sis Tapestry (and Book)

A new exhibition with Peter Sis’ illustrations for “The Little Prince” is currently open. Sis has also designed a Bayeux-sized tapestry — view the handiwork that’s going into making this piece.

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Powers of Ten to the Tenth Power

Steven Heller explains why he was “enthralled ” with Charles and Ray Eames’ “Powers of Ten” documentary and Kees Boeke’s “Cosmic View: The Universe in 40 Jumps” book.

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A Coup Worthy of Mad Men

Milton Glaser was enticed to return to a style that helped put him on the map in the ’60s for the campaign promoting the new season of “Mad Men.” Take a deeper look at Glaser’s iconic work.

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John Sloan’s Art Nouveau

John Sloan was a member of the storied “Philadelphia Five,” and brought Art Noveau to the America public’s attention. Learn more about his career and view several examples of his work.

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European Under, Middle and Overgrounds

The quantity of European alternative pubs and tabs published during the Seventies was extraordinary. In 2000, the exhibition Die Kunst der Zeitschrift (The Art of Newspapers) hung at the Kasseler Kunstverein. View several examples of journals from this time.

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Better Off A Forgotten Illustrator Than A Rotten One

In 1977 a new illustration credit appeared on the Letters and OpEd pages of The New York Times. S. Harmon wasn’t doing anything new. It was the same collage style that Surrealist and Dada collagists had done decades before. Take a look at the work of this forgotten illustrator.

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Before Jackets: Naked Covers

With books migrating to pads and pods this maybe a moot point. But before designed book jackets, book covers were the primary illustrative and typographical surface on a book. The photographs of the covers taken from “Arts and Crafts Book Covers” (in the book over 90 in all), makes this an essential document of a fertile creative period.

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Raspberries (and more) To Those In Power

Fleurs, Fruits & Légumes du Jour is a folio of caricature prints by Alfred Le Petit (1841-1909) from 1871. He was one of the great line artists and satirists of his era, and a contributor to L’Eclipse, a leading republican newspaper during the French Third Republic. View some of the more hilariously acute physical transformations and caricatures from the original portfolio.