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Artefactoids

From time to time, The Daily Heller will publish a series of artefactoids, bits and pieces of cultural design ephemera assembled by various contributors.

Henrik Drescher’s Migratory Books

Explore Henrik Drescher's newest book, China Days: A Visual Journal From China's Wild West (Chronicle Books), which chronicles his almost two decades of discovery living with this wife, Wu Wing Yee in China.

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.

Get Your Irish Up

The Catholic Truth Society of Ireland was founded in 1899, its mission to expunge the "scourge of foreign influence, in the form of British and American books, films, magazines and newspapers," wrote Naill McCormack, editor of Vintage Values: Classic Pamphlet Cover Design From Twentieth-Century Ireland and author of Vintage Irish Book Covers blog. I...

Music Visualization 1.0

Before the deluge in Germany, in 1931, the composer Heribert and illustrator Johannes Grüger published "The Sing Song Picture Book," in which characters and images represent notes. Presaging the digital age rage for icons and glyphs, the pair realized that children respond to animated pictures