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A Coup Worthy of Mad Men

Milton Glaser was enticed to return to a style that helped put him on the map in the ’60s for the campaign promoting the new season of “Mad Men.” Take a deeper look at Glaser’s iconic work.

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John Sloan’s Art Nouveau

John Sloan was a member of the storied “Philadelphia Five,” and brought Art Noveau to the America public’s attention. Learn more about his career and view several examples of his work.

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Pictures of War and Peace

With these images of war and peace, Steven Heller shows how the battlefields may change but the visual language has remained constant.

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European Under, Middle and Overgrounds

The quantity of European alternative pubs and tabs published during the Seventies was extraordinary. In 2000, the exhibition Die Kunst der Zeitschrift (The Art of Newspapers) hung at the Kasseler Kunstverein. View several examples of journals from this time.

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Mouse (is) In The House

The Mouse Museum and The Ray Gun Wing by Claes Oldenburg was an exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 1977. Some are “altered objects,” altered by the artist, others are “studio objects,” created by the artist. Take a look inside the exhibition.

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V. Putin: Little Big Brother

Here’s a design problem: How does one respond to the events in the Ukraine in a useful and meaningful way? The first is to know something about Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

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Better Off A Forgotten Illustrator Than A Rotten One

In 1977 a new illustration credit appeared on the Letters and OpEd pages of The New York Times. S. Harmon wasn’t doing anything new. It was the same collage style that Surrealist and Dada collagists had done decades before. Take a look at the work of this forgotten illustrator.

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Before Jackets: Naked Covers

With books migrating to pads and pods this maybe a moot point. But before designed book jackets, book covers were the primary illustrative and typographical surface on a book. The photographs of the covers taken from “Arts and Crafts Book Covers” (in the book over 90 in all), makes this an essential document of a fertile creative period.