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The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion

A stealthy resurgence happening in the design world. Hand lettering is not-so-quietly making a colossal comeback, exploding into the forefront of design.

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Market-Driven Typography

The Century Advertising Service located on Madison Ave in New York City was one of many similar studios that prepared pre-designed adverts for business, in this case the food industry. Take a closer look at their work.

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Weekend Heller: Elaine Lustig Cohen @RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection’s spring exhibition, Elaine Lustig Cohen: Voice & Vision examines the work of this trailblazing designer.

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Strathmore Preserved

Mohawk creative director Chris Harrold and Monotype type director Dan Rhatigan speak with Steven Heller about the Strathmore Paper archive and the parallel tracks that both Mohawk and Monotype are following regarding the history of type and paper.

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Overcoming Graphic Malaise

This selling tool for American Crayon Company vividly shows how modernism transformed the ordinary graphic malaise of the 1930s, ’40s and early ’50s.

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Lucian Bernhard On Stage

On May 27, I ran a short piece about Lucian Bernhard’s cover (below) for the Radio City Music Hall program from 1936. Here is another program cover.

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Show Cards Reprised

“Please Come to the Show” is a catalog for an exhibition of invitation cards and flyers from two previous MoMA exhibitions. Steven Heller speaks with David Senior, editor of the book for more.

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Weekend Heller: Sutnar Online

The soon-to-be reopened Cooper Hewitt Museum chronicles Ladislav Sutnar, the Czech / American graphic designer and information design innovator, on its brand new website. It features images from the Sutnar Archive and a video where I interview Radislav Sutnar, son …