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08/20/2014: Typography calendar

It’s never too early to be shopping for a 2015 Calendar, and an early contender for designers (and all lovers of type) would be this typography calendar from Workman Publishing. Type history and terms are dropped extensively throughout each month, with rundowns of classic typefaces like Caslon, Matrix, Century and Bauhaus. Check out some...

Postcards from the Edge: An Interview with Jim Heimann

When I was a kid, I loved to buy postcards from places along the route of my family’s dreaded annual road trip. This was 1980s America, so most of the postcards—unless they were vintage-inspired or found at thrift stores—had no charm and reeked of boosterism. They offered little visual delight, but the ones that...

Bauhaus For Sale

Modernism101, rare design books from Shreveport, Louisiana (P.O. Box 53256, Shreveport, LA 71135), wants you to benefit from their Bauhausian acquisitions. The Fall 2012 Bauhaus catalog is available as a PDF (contact molly@modernism101.com). The catalog title, 7o Souvenirs from the Road to Utopia, says it all (and the catalog says it too): The Road...

Not the Harvey Pekar Graphic Novel You'd Expect

Harvey Pekar had been collaborating with the comic book artist JT Waldman on a book project, one that charts the journey from his Zionist upbringing to his questioning of Israel’s role in the world. But Pekar died in July 2010. Still, Waldman continued to work on it, and now it’s about to be published. Peter...

Fun Times at Bauhaus Dessau

Those wild and crazy Bauhaus boys and girls, with their improv jazz band and beach antics and clownish poses. They weren’t just dedicated students at what was probably the most influential design school in the 20th century. They were also partying hearty in 1920s Germany… before Fascism put a brutal end to this hotbed...

Newly Exposed: a Bauhaus Master's Dark, Private Photos

Hitler declared his paintings degenerate. Of course, Lyonel Feininger was actually one of the 20th century’s most important American avant-garde artists: at various times a Cubist, Expressionist, and Secessionist. He’s also well known as one of the Bauhaus’s original faculty, and was even a distinguished newspaper comic strip artist. But a photographer? Really? Truth...