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Marinetti’s Pre-Futurism

“Poesia” magazine is the foreplay before the birth of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s Futurism. Look inside this publication that advocated symbolist and romantic poetry in Italy.

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IBM’s Classic Look Explained

Paul Rand created a few publications for IBM concerning the “use and abuse” of the logo and its many working parts. Take a look inside these documents.

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Strathmore Preserved

Mohawk creative director Chris Harrold and Monotype type director Dan Rhatigan speak with Steven Heller about the Strathmore Paper archive and the parallel tracks that both Mohawk and Monotype are following regarding the history of type and paper.

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The Art of VD Protection

Steven Heller interviews Ryan Mungia about his first venture into print publishing, “Protect Yourself: Veneral Disease Posters of World War II,” which sheds light in the shadows of wartime behavior.

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Overcoming Graphic Malaise

This selling tool for American Crayon Company vividly shows how modernism transformed the ordinary graphic malaise of the 1930s, ’40s and early ’50s.

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All The News That Fits

The New York Times was first published as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. It’s America’s oldest daily. It was quite a different paper: “We shall be Conservative,” wrote its Republican publisher, Henry Jarvis Raymond, “in all cases …

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Lucian Bernhard On Stage

On May 27, I ran a short piece about Lucian Bernhard’s cover (below) for the Radio City Music Hall program from 1936. Here is another program cover.