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A Tale of Two Colin

Take a look at the work of two renowned poster artists with the last name of Colin: Paul Colin (1892 -1985) and Jean Colin (1912-1982).

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Master Masterpieces of Poster Art

Martijn F. Le Coultre, a Dutch notary who is among the leading poster collectors in his native Holland and the world, started collecting posters over 35 years ago because, he says, “I just fell in love with them.” His focus …

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Le sac Français

Le sac (the bag) has long been a popular venue for commercial advertising in la belle France. Not so different from here, except le sac Françia.

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The Mandela Poster Project

Graphic designers in 70 countries created more than 700 posters to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy for The Mandela Poster Project. 95 selected posters are now on display.

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The Silent Lettering Revolution: Right to Left Exhibition

The modernising of Arabic and Persian script is a silent revolution explained the organizers of RIGHT-TO-LEFT in 2012 when they launched their initiative that focused on Middle East society via visual culture. It included an exhibition that might well be …

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Acid Candy From Argentina: Acido Surtido Design Magazine

Lucas López and Mauro López from Buenos Aires, Argentina, are the founders and editors of Acido Surtido, a design magazine started in 2001. I asked Lucas to explain the reasons for continuing an analog publication in this day and age. …

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A Design Archive For the Emerald Isle

Ireland has no critical design magazines to speak of, don’t you know, so the new 100Archive project is a significant means to document and ultimately select the most significant graphic design produced in the country. The goal is to find …

Persian Peep Box

If you like Persian miniatures, you’ll like the home page of Shahre Farang, the Iranian version of peep boxes, a form of entertainment provided by wandering showmen. Shahre Farang were made of metal in the shape of an oriental castle with …

India, Designed

Dekho: Conversations on Design in India is a new anthology of “inspirational conversations with designers in India, probing their stories for cues to the development of design in India and highlighting approaches unique for designing in India.” I wrote a …