Political Design

Stamping Out Civility

Steven Heller turns his eye to Siglio Press and the upcoming book by Vincent Sardon, "The Stampographer."

Ken, With Logo by Paul Rand

The anti-Fascist magazine "Ken" was founded in March 1938 by publisher David A. Smart and editor Arnold Gingrich, the original creators of "Esquire."

A Newly Constituted Constitution

The New York City branding agency ThoughtMatter just redesigned the U.S. Constitution to be more accessible and visually exciting to read.

When Children Were Pawns of the State

When it came to engaging (and controlling) the children of Fascist Italy, the state media was intent on separating boys from girls, but only ideologically.

Colonialism for Juniors

The Italian Fascists under Mussolini hoped to reestablish their empire, and focused on Africa as a vulnerable target rich with natural resources.

Cuba’s Revolution in the Cards

In 1960, a Cuban food brand printed a souvenir album that encouraged customers to buy cards chronicling the seven bloody years of the Cuban revolution.