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Observer: The Well-Read Designer

Deciding which books will fuel your artistic fire is tough. And creating a must-read list for the Designers & Books website is no easy feat either. Read this Observer column to find out how Rick Poynor went about creating his.

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89 Essential Quotes About Design

From the curmudgeonly to the inspiring, here’s a set of 89 quotes about design, advertising, creativity, and all ground in between.

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A Coup Worthy of Mad Men

Milton Glaser was enticed to return to a style that helped put him on the map in the ’60s for the campaign promoting the new season of “Mad Men.” Take a deeper look at Glaser’s iconic work.

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Weekend Heller: Hate Posters, Good Books

As part of the Festival of Tolerance in Sarajevo, Mirko Ilic organized the opening of the “Antimasonic Posters from 1941-42″ Show in Sarajevo at the Galerija 11/07/95 from Oct 24 until November 4th. Anti-semitic caricatures haven’t lost their potency. These hate posters were created to announce the Nazi anti-masonic show in Belgrade in 1941.

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A Visit to Milton Glaser’s “Camp”

I never cared for the Camp sensibility. Sit through a “so bad it’s good” flick? Please! I barely have time for good-good movies. My notes on a Sontag lecture I endured: “So dry and detached it’s deadening.” And anyway, Camp …

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Weekend Heller: Shooting Shame, Storm Dies, Sparkling Neon

Ignoring the 90 Percent Milton Glaser responded to the cowardice of the United States Senate to pass the minimum gun legislation with a poster. While posters won’t end gun violence, at least the 90 percent who advocate for some kind …

Profiles of Inspiration

Last year, I got to visit one of my old haunts, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, for the first time in over a dozen years. Since the permanent collection has changed little over the years, it was good …