What’s Not to Love: 1957 Typography

Abstract, expressive and pun-based advertising typography from 1957 had such an unpretentious eloquence that it is easily the best example of type as art.


Did You Know …

Did you know you can learn a lot from turn-of-the-century printing, type and paper advertising, like the Dutch Stove piece featured here?


When Rand Was Young

Many years ago, I asked designers to send me an example of their very early work that they were still proud to have done. Here is what Paul Rand sent.


Man or Maestro

Maëstro was a cigar. The Maëstro-man was a proto-Marlborough-like character who strode above the logo in die-cut points of purchase like this one.


Campbell’s Before Warhol

There’s a lot to love about old magazine advertisements. They were not about the “creative” experience. The humor, if it existed, was soft. The illustrations were wysiwyg. But they were the first signs of graphic design (or layout) that suggested someone with design know-how, even taste and flair, was guiding the page. Here are...