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Weekend Heller: Cuba Si

Heller’s co-author on “Cuba Style,” Vicki Gold Levi, has donated a major gift to the Wolfsonian Museum, art from Cuba in the pre-Castro era.

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Postmodern Graphic Design’s Midwest Routes

The 1988 spiral bound French Paper Speckletone sample book, featuring the work that put Duffy and company on the map, expresses the trajectory of Duffy and Charles Spencer Anderson’s distinct careers. Take a look inside it.

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Pick’em and Stick’em

Explore the “vintage stickers” produced by Meyrcord Truck Decals, one of the industry’s largest decal companies.

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Chank Diesel’s Typographic Travels

Type designer Chank Diesel has just released his typographic autobiography, Traveling Type Salesman. I asked Diesel to talk about the whys and wherefores of his book and Kickstarter campaign.

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Rumanian Marks

Rumania had a vibrant graphic design industry – and produced some superb designers and illustrators too (think Saul Steinberg). But one of the only ways we in the West could know about it is through the group Graphic Front, which archives and publishes books on design before computers.

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Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes . . . .

This isn’t about David Bowie’s 1971 song “Changes” but rather the magazine Changes, a rock tabloid that premiered in June 1969 and was art directed by J.C. Suares.

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When Typography Hit The Airwaves

Tony Wons was a popular personality during the depression receiving 2,000 fan letters a week. Tony Wons Scrapbook is a conversational show and he is like an old friend who stops by for a chat.