“The heart is a very, very resilient little muscle. It really is,” said Woody Allen’s character in Hannah and Her Sisters. Heart: Anatomy, Function and Diseases (Dell, 1962) was part of a unique series of “Visual” books illustrated by leading designers. This one, illustrated by George Giusti, is comprised of his abstract and representational...
The so-called Sig-Runes, the logo for the Nazi SS (Schutzstaffel), was actually designed by out-of-work illustrator Walter Heck.
Steven Heller talks with Len Stein about his Resistance protest badges.
Of all the propaganda memorabilia inside Communist China, the most curious were the thousands of different colorful porcelain figurines.
Before mass-produced cigarettes were available starting in the 1880s, rolling papers were sold as packs of cut sheets in small booklets, and were beautifully designed.
Paul Krassner, one of the most acidic commentators and satirists of the 1960s, published "The Realist" as an alternative to mainstream news.
This French ad for Le Laboratoire de Controle Physiologiue is what I would call Weird Mid-Century Modern.
"Printing History," the semiannual journal of the American Printing History Association (APHA), has been published since 1979.
These innocent-looking letterheads, void of political references, were examples of Gleichschaltung in Nazi Germany.
Steven Heller opens up a vintage Lane Bryant catalog.