Michael Gerber, founder and publisher of The American Bystander, is committed to print. Whereas once the field was full of funny mags, now, trenchant humor has migrated to late-night television and the digital world as populated by laff-makers too. Has this hurt the following of Gerber's magazine? Let's see.
Heller gives us a look into two museums he recently visited in Warsaw, a city with a long legacy as a capital of design innovation.
Design and politics have had an immense crossover the past decade, and the Design Museum in London is opening a new exhibition on March 28 that taps into this crossover.
As the world is caught between right- and left-wing leaders, political satire is on the rise. But be careful about what you satirize, says Heller. 1984 may actually happen some day.
The full color catalog below shows some of the Klan's income-producing merch as though it were a Sears mail order catalog. The Klan still sells its wares, but the price is higher, the profits are smaller and the hate is hotter.
Spectators at the Winter Olympics are treated to an aggressive parade of brands and branding—but this year, 169 Olympic Athletes from Russia were forced to wear plain uniforms and march under a plain white Olympic flag. In terms of logos and branding, is this the equivalent of generic products from the 1970s?
Walk around the colorful city of Oaxaca for any length of time and you'll come across big murals, bright posters and little doodles everywhere.
These days when we think Russia, we think election tampering, Putin authoritarianism and the future of peace and well-being. As a respite from the tension, there is a certain irony in the admiration for Russian post-revolutionary posters, especially those representing the triumph of the working class designed by Gustav Klutsis. This month !Productive Arts!...
Heller talks to Bonnie Siegler, author of Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America (Artisan Books), about her efforts to keep the flames of visual and verbal resistance alive.
Heller shares some of the propaganda and paraphernalia that inspired and motivated the "North Vietnamese" to drive the French from their country, only to have the vacuum filled by American advisors and ground troops.