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Early Chwast

It is always fun to look at the early work of great artists and designers. Here is Seymour Chwast from 1961 when he worked in linocut.

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Weekend Heller: Hot Show at Bard

The current exhibition Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life, curated by Douglas Dodds, Senior Curator, Word and Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London is a essential piece of illustration history and practice. Learn more.

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My Favorite Favoriten

The covers of Favoriten (Favorite) journal were so different as to suggest they were completely different magazines, or at least very different art directors.

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Is Copying the Highest Form of Flattery?

Art and Craft, which opens tomorrow, is a film about an enigmatic art forger who gives (he does not sell) his forgeries to museums, libraries and other institutions throughout the U.S. Hear what the directors have to say about it and the forger.

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Chalk Talk

Take a look at this vintage chalk packaging, which is an example of what Steven Heller calls “typography parlant.”

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When The Sky Fell In New York

During World War II every American city and town needed to have a strong civil defense authority. Take a look inside a cautionary guide to civilian defense that mixes wit, humor, and comic drawings.

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Weekend Heller: Pictures Telling Stories

What design news should be on your radar? Richard McGuire’s work will be exhibited at The New York Public Library and Bronwyn Elvis Chochinov makes a comic. Read on for more.

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Embedded Artists

War time (“witness”) artists Michael D. Fay, Victor Juhasz, and Steve Mumford, who will be presenting at an event at the Society of Illustrators, discuss their work and the differences between art and photojournalism.

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Playing at Window Dressing

The age when window displays were simply a collection of symmetrically ordered points of purchase die-cuts and actual packages are long gone — or are they?