History

Before CBGB & OMFUG

Before Hilly Kristal opened the legendary CBGB & OMFUG, he was a music maven and failed bar owner, and one of those failed bars is where this tale begins.

Weekend Heller: Heralding Unheralded Designers

One of the fresh design history magazines, Commercial Article, promises to expand the canon and your appreciation of all forms of design. I wrote about it a year ago, but it is worth another plug. Edited by Jon and James Sholly Commercial Article records the design legacy of Indiana. Yes Indiana! Through a series...

Play And Conquer

This magazine titled Go in English is an abstract strategy board game - like Japanese chess for lack of a better analogy - for two players. The design of the covers are created in an art deco style common in Japan prior to World War II. The advertisements are, likewise, representative of this international...