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Overcoming Graphic Malaise

This selling tool for American Crayon Company vividly shows how modernism transformed the ordinary graphic malaise of the 1930s, ’40s and early ’50s.

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All The News That Fits

The New York Times was first published as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. It’s America’s oldest daily. It was quite a different paper: “We shall be Conservative,” wrote its Republican publisher, Henry Jarvis Raymond, “in all cases …

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Watch Where You’re Going

Explore two sensational newspapers, La Tribuna from Italy (1950s) and Radar from France (1960s) that take the voyeurism of pain to its logical extreme.

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How The West Was Won

These Beadle’s Frontier novelettes were also known as “dime novels,” and were also fodder for racist exceptionalism, the kind of misconceptions that have long hindered racial and ethnic harmony in the big melting pot.

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A Clever Magazine of the Right

Il Borghese was a uniquely well designed (particularly the covers) revista (magazine) representing the right wing of Italian politics in the postwar period. Learn more about it and look inside.

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Math and Science Italiane

Italian education is pretty good. Partly because the publications used by students are so appealing. Explore a few examples.

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Three Italian Nameplates

While recently picking through the surprisingly meager stacks of Italian ephemera in the flea markets, I came across a veritable history of masthead types. Take a closer look.

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Massimo’s Heraldic Newspaper

Massimo Vignelli believed everything could be designed better: Including newspapers. And his format in 1968 for a new weekly broadsheet, The Herald, was a revolution in type and image.

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Postmodern Graphic Design’s Midwest Routes

The 1988 spiral bound French Paper Speckletone sample book, featuring the work that put Duffy and company on the map, expresses the trajectory of Duffy and Charles Spencer Anderson’s distinct careers. Take a look inside it.