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Colors’ Changing Hues

Steven Heller talks with Cosimo Bizzarri about the legendary COLORS magazine, co-founded by Tibor Kalman.

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Gideon And Hubcap, Homies

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to see a hilarious duo perform The Gideon and Hubcap Show in the living room of a stranger's apartment in the theater district of Manhattan.

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Pre-War European Book Jackets

In the 1930s—an era before marketing committees—European book jacket designers were free to play and experiment.

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Sock-it-to-me!

Stumbling across this advertisement for Onyx Hosiery was a kick. Seeing how randy the sock selection was in 1909 would be entirely stylish today.

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The Push Pin Pantheon

The following sampling from a series of 63 portraits of Push Pin Studios' "Luminaries" is a project by Stephen Alcorn, son of Push Pin member John Alcorn.

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The Man Who Made Kabel

Rudolf Koch, the German calligrapher and type meister, designed about 30 typefaces, the best-known being the expressionist Neuland and modern Kabel.

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The Harper Lee Cover-Up

Steven Heller takes a look at the influences behind the cover of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman."

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A New Mark for America

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the Jeffries Banknote Company of Los Angeles commissioned LA designers to contribute to its “Evolution” series of conceptual booklets. I don’t know how many issues were produced, but Number 1, conceived and designed by Advertising Designers, Inc., under the creative direction of Carl Seltzer, was produced in seven...

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Magazines for Soviet Tykes

The folks at Productive Arts have a knack for finding the most interesting Soviet-era journals. Here are two made for children.