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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.

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A Different Side of Garretto

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

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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.

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Bradbury Thompson’s Genius

Bradbury Thompson (1911–1995) was the maestro when it came to the magazine as symphony. Steven Heller opens up two issues of his Westvaco Inspirations.

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8 Captivating Design History Books

Theodore Roosevelt once famously said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” This concept certainly applies to graphic design, a field in which innovators have shaped the appearance of our world. Design history traces the lines of our culture, from the media we consume to the...