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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 …

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Write Good English

Penmanship is a thing of the past. But in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, penmanship and letter drawing was the society and business standard.

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The New Maya Language of Frida Larios

Graphic designer Frida Larios has created a new Maya writing system intended to honor Maya language and bring it into contemporary life and culture.

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Stimulating The Economy

The 1930s magazine More Business was produced by the printing industry to stimulate merchants and manufacturers to use letterpress for all their promotion needs. And they used some excellent cover artists. Take a look at several covers.

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A Close Shave

Those of us who savor razor packaging must have a name — razoficiando or blade-maven. This is one of them from the late ’40s.

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What Underground Really Means

I like to say I worked for the “underground press” during the late 1960s. But despite the primitive working conditions and equipment, there was little in common with the men and women who risked their lives producing contraband underground papers during Nazi occupation of Europe.

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Fortunato’s Lively Arts

Fortunato Depero enlivened the universe with his comical figurative abstractions. Explore his work.