Jessica Helfand

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The World of Scraps

Steven Heller thumbs through the pages of a historic scrapbook from 1909.

Recovering Lolita

Among the problems Nabokov’s Lolita poses for the book designer, probably the thorniest is the popular misconception of the title character. She’s chronically miscast as a teenage sexpot—just witness the dozens of soft-core covers over the years. “We are talking about a novel which has child rape at its core,” says John Bertram, an architect and...