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When Children Were Pawns of the State

When it came to engaging (and controlling) the children of Fascist Italy, the state media was intent on separating boys from girls, but only ideologically.

The Origins of Social Stationery Lettering

Many social stationery lettering styles have never been digitized and are still found in the Cronite Masterplate library. This article explains Masterplate technology and a little about how the Cronite library came to be.

Craig Yoe: Preserving the History of Comics

Graphic designer Craig Yoe is a man on a mission: to preserve for future generations the works of lesser known comic book creators and rare efforts by well-known cartoonists. It’s a cause Yoe pursues with almost religious zeal, and he’s using the book division of his and Clizia Gussoni’s design company, Yoe Studio, to...