Steven Heller reflects on how two important left wing politics, art and culture magazines from the late 1960s, Evergreen Review and Ramparts, altered his perceptions, changed his convictions and provided models for his personal and professional life.
Patriotism and revolution went hand in hand in during the late '60s and early '70s when the "new left" was challenging the authority of government. Even before the so-called Tea Party adopted the American Revolution's finest slogan and flag (designed by Benjamin Franklin), members of the Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) appropriated the...
I was the co-publisher and art director of Mobster Times. The magazine started as a vendetta against the former art directors of Screw, Brill and Waldstein, who left in a huff and founded and published Monster Times, a sci-fi tabloid, and grew into its own entity.
Physical perfection has been big business in the U.S. since the nineteenth century. Take a look at these ads in the literary journal, The Black Cat (1895–1922).
Before Saul Bass, designer/illustrators were doing "Saul Bass" for a book company known as The Mystery League. Take a closer look at these mystery book covers.
"Poesia" magazine is the foreplay before the birth of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Futurism. Look inside this publication that advocated symbolist and romantic poetry in Italy.
Look inside the "The Rural New Yorker," a weekly founded in 1841 that was published by the Rural Publishing Co.
This selling tool for American Crayon Company vividly shows how modernism transformed the ordinary graphic malaise of the 1930s, '40s and early '50s.
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 where we think Conservatism essential to the public good;—and we shall be Radical in...
Before the magazine published by Conde Nast, there were several other incarnations of Vanity Fair, beginning in the 1800s.