Way back in the 20th Century, back before one small, viral meme could have more impact and influence than tons of Times op-eds, newspapers still mattered. But it was also a time of severely limited access to communication outlets. As A.J. Liebling noted: “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own...
From 1960 through 1963 I was president of The Astronaut Fan Club. I was also founder and its only member. You might say it was a front for getting as much NASA swag as possible. Don’t get me wrong, the astronauts were my heroes. We lived in the era of heroes and it was...
Thanks to the newly published "We Spoke Out" from Yoe Books, we now know that difficult subject matter was covered in comic books as early as 1951.
Interview magazine has just ceased publication, not quite a half-century after it began. Here, Michael Dooley shares a 2005 review of a seven-volume set of books titles "Andy Warhol's Interview: The Crystal Ball of Pop Culture" that reads a little more like an obituary than a review.
Black Panther the movie has just been released. Marvel’s new Black Panther: World of Wakanda spin-off series just scored this year’s GLAAD Media Outstanding Comic Book Award. And here in real life, conventions and exhibitions nationwide are honoring the talents and accomplishments of black comics creators.
Norman Rockwell's pictorial interpretation of FDR's “Four Freedoms" hit home in 1943. They were later reprinted as posters, and the story of how these posters influenced and raised the American spirit is smartly analyzed in the catalog for the first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Rockwell's depictions.
A different kind of MAGA hat. This one is stands for Make Armenia Great Again by removing its autocratic leader.
The Tolerance Poster Exhibit curated by Mirko Ilic has been seen a whopping 29 times in 18 countries, with three more on the way. See some of the posters here.
The second edition of Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility, edited by Veronique Vienne and Steven Heller, seems more appropriate than ever.
Hope to Nope the book includes more than 145 examples of graphic design & politics, all selected to demonstrate the role of graphic design in influencing opinion, provoking debate and energizing activism during one of the most politically charged decades in recent history.