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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 …

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Weekend Heller: Sutnar, SEGD, Ghettos

Take a look at a video released by Cooper Hewitt with Ladislav Sutnar, the SEGD awards and jury, and an exhibition of photographs casually shot by Nazi functionaries, soldiers and Jewish “Judenrat” officials before the Final Solution.

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Weekend Heller: Help NYC, Read Japan

Giving Tuesday DesigNYC is a small organization that’s done a lot with a little. It turns every dollar into $10 in pro bono and in-kind donations — all with one employee and a network of dedicated volunteers. Since 2009, they …

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Weekend Heller: Plagiarism, No. Thanksgivanukkha, Si.

If you’re looking for a definition of plagiarism look below and read this story about a ripoff of Louise Fili’s logo for a Texas restaurant, Aventino, from LogoThief. There’s copying and then there’s COPYING. And seriously, if you’re going to copy, don’t do every little graphic flourish.