Daily Heller

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The Long-Lost Lois Esquire Cover

One of the few Esquire covers created by George Lois to ever be killed was this one inspired by a James Baldwin article in the November 1970 issue.

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My Hero!

Heroic illustration is the art of gesture. Here are some examples, from General George to Calvin Klein.

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On the Set With Woody

In 1993, Woody Allen turned the clock in New York back to the 1920s for "Bullets Over Broadway."

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Smokin’ Ladies

On the way to achieving first-class citizenship, women became first-class tobacco consumers. Steven Heller examines vintage cigarette ads.

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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.