Trip the Type Fantastic

Even in Italy, birthplace of Western type, it's hard to find a great type course … but not impossible. Steven Heller talks with James Clough about his work.


Paul Bacon, Bestseller

Paul Bacon, master of the "Big Book Look" in cover design, died Monday. Find out who Bacon was, and the massive impact he had on the field of book covers.


The Fascist World’s Expo

The World's Fair that never happened began in 1936 when the Fascist Italian government was selected to host the Exhibition in Rome in 1941.


Racism Italiana

Steven Heller looks at the visual racial stereotyping in two Italian books.


Talking Heads

We may be on the verge of losing our letterheads, but even in the digital space they still have relevance. Here are a few Steven Heller found in Rome.


A Different Side of Garretto

Steven Heller discovers an odd, uncharacteristic piece by Paolo Garretto, an artist known for his streamlined art-deco work.


The Art of Per Inquiry Ads

Well, "art" may not be an accurate word, but there has always been a craft to "per inquiry," or coupon, adverts.