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Weekend Heller: Italian Fantasy, Rome Reality

Paolo Ventura, whose work I have written about many times in this blog, has produced one of his fantastical gems for the Edizioni Corraini series Un Sedicesimo (#34). “The Napoleonic Soldier and Other Stories” is a conceptual tour de force yet haunting in its subtlety.

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Weekend Heller: AIGA @ 100

The AIGA began as the old guard of a new profession and 100 years later is still going strong. This year you can help celebrate the occasion at a number of live and social media events, including Celebrate #AIGA100, Celebrate Design website and The Facing Forward exhibit.

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Weekend Heller: Taxali Revealed, Grushkin Uncovered

Get the latest design news, as Steven Heller explores the opening of Canadian artist Gary Taxali’s solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery and regular contributor Paul Shaw’s newest book Philip Grushkin: A Designer’s Archive.

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Weekend Heller: Great Illustrations, Fabulous Typefaces, Happy 2014

American Illustration for Sale Following the success of Swann’s first sale of original illustration art, this auction (January 23) features works by Ludwig Bemelmans (below top), Constantin Alajalov (below bottom), Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), Rube Goldberg, Edward Gorey, Al …

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Weekend Heller: Give Peace a Bell

A 20-foot-high aluminum monument for the UN designed by Oscar-winning filmmaker and graphic designer Arnold Schwartzman, titled “Shells Into Bells,” was unveiled in Seoul, Korea at the Korean War Memorial on December 20, 2013. The British-born graphic designer (above), who won …

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Weekend Heller: Possibly the Best Dailies of 2013

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things New Year is a time for reflection, or simply repetition. Too much holiday cheer weighs the blogger down, so its a perfect moment to haul out the of “best of’s.” Since I …