A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...
J.J. Sedelmaier presents his compendium of Avengers comic book covers.
J.J. Sedelmaier explores the book Ludwig Hohlwein, a collection of poster designs by the artist published in Berlin in 1926.
Steven Heller examines the modernist design aura of "Fallout Protection: What to Know and Do About Nuclear Attack."
J.J. Sedelmaier looks at "50 Years Of Schwinn Built Bicycles," an illustrated tome published in 1945.
Michael Dooley explores Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks, and Comics, a book dedicated to vintage skull art.
I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It wasn’t until taking a calligraphy course in college (with Professor Don Anderson, author of “The Art Of Written Forms”) that I ran across them...
Thanks to collector Justin G. Schiller, many editions of The Quotations of Mao Zedong are now on display in NYC. Read his thoughts on The Little Red Book.
"Poesia" magazine is the foreplay before the birth of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Futurism. Look inside this publication that advocated symbolist and romantic poetry in Italy.
Check out this handbook for wartime citizens, which describes and illustrates the insignias and graphics used by the various divisions of the armed forces.