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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.

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A Maker Blot

Here, I explore advertising blotters, which were an excellent, functional way to promote a product or idea.

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A Clever Magazine of the Right

Il Borghese was a uniquely well designed (particularly the covers) revista (magazine) representing the right wing of Italian politics in the postwar period. Learn more about it and look inside.