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.
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.