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Before Cigarette Warning Labels

Before cigarette warning labels, tobacco products were sold loose, in plugs or in bags sealed with a product name or brand mark printed on a tiny tin tag or clasp. Explore several examples and their history.

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Visit Crimea’s Resorts

There has clearly been a great deal of conversation surrounding Crimea. Learn more about this city’s role in Intourist, the former Soviet tourism arm.

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An Engraver of Soviet Leaders and Armenian Crosses

The iconic Soviet Constructivists, Productivists and Social Realists are well known to many of us, but the majority of Soviet propaganda artists, writers and designers remain more or less in the shadows of history, if not entirely anonymous. Discover Hrachia Stepanyan and his art.

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When Designer Becomes Client

After years and numerous concepts, Ellen Shapiro – author of The Graphic Designer’s Guide to Clients – finally tracks down the perfect cover for her book.

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MFA: Master of Fascist Artlessness

This isn’t an April Fool’s Day prank. An art school that promotes Nazi ideology is scheduled to open in Chile, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

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La Pubblicitá, Italian Style

During the 1950s advertisements appeared on Italian movie screens. These examples appeared between the features and shorts and provide insight into what was selling back during Italy’s neo-realist era.

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Graphics For A Fortune

Fortune Magazine isn’t necessarily known to be the most graphically compelling publication. That is, unless you look back to the magazine’s first 15 years, starting in 1929. Find out who penned the illustration for its original prototype—a rare piece!