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You Must Know Michael Mathias Prechtl

Michael Mathias Prechtl was one of the most original illustrators to publish regularly on The New York Times Op-Ed Page during the late 1960s and '70s.

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The Eyes Have It

Steven Heller takes a look at glass slides used on camera as promos for CBS series from the golden age of the network, from the likes of Georg Olden and others.

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Weekend Heller: Help is on the Way

Saluting the work of Good Samaritans over the past 100 years, “Help is on the Way!” is a satirical “museum” of vehicles designed to help others.

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Fifth Avenue Surrealism

In 1941, as the world was unraveling with war on every continent, the Fifth Avenue Playhouse presented the first New York Surrealist and Fantastic Film Festival.

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The Pen is Mightier Than the Brush

Here are a few pieces of penmanship from the turn of the century that were held up as textbook examples of how to write decoratively and add shadow, too.