These innocent-looking letterheads, void of political references, were examples of Gleichschaltung in Nazi Germany.
In the Reich the Odal rune was the symbol for the Blood and Soil movement, the Nazi idea of making a world where German people were destined to live on German land.
The School of Visual Arts hopes to show its commitment to the art and design field's multicultural essence with these buttons designed by Ross MacDonald.
As a history nerd, I simply cannot resist going down the rabbit hole of the history behind great design. I found myself studying advertising design in HOW U’s online course, which discusses the history of advertising during the World War I era—which in turn piqued my interest. I decided to dig further into this era of advertising. One...
Steven Heller takes a look at "The War and Posters in 1914–1918," which marks the 100th anniversary of WWI in Serbia.
Through his interpretations of media and typography, Marshall McLuhan predicted much of today's political world.
Early Germanic runes have reverberated throughout history.
In Nazi Germany, the Aryan certificate (Ariernachweis) was a document certifying that a person was a member of the Aryan race (or not).
In this poster, Ross MacDonald vividly portrays how humanity should respond to the immigration ban as he pays homage to Emma Lazarus' immortal words.
Given the recent resurgence in the popularity of Orwell's classic, these 1984 book covers illustrate the way the novel has been perceived over time.