Before the magazine published by Conde Nast, there were several other incarnations of Vanity Fair, beginning in the 1800s.
Explore two sensational newspapers, La Tribuna from Italy (1950s) and Radar from France (1960s) that take the voyeurism of pain to its logical extreme.
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.
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.
Italian education is pretty good. Partly because the publications used by students are so appealing. Explore a few examples.
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.
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.
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.
Heller recalls his first newspaper gig at an underground left-ist publication - and getting published at age 17.
Take a look at a book "designed" by Dick Higgins, a poet of the Fluxus conceptual art movement -- and some experimental typography.