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Landscapes by Glaser

When one thinks of Milton Glaser, many media, graphic and drawing styles come to mind. But most of us do not think of landscapes. Start thinking!

I [Heart] Astronauts

From 1960 through 1963 I was president of The Astronaut Fan Club. I was also founder and its only member. You might say it was a front for getting as much NASA swag as possible. Don’t get me wrong, the astronauts were my heroes. We lived in the era of heroes and it was...

One Editor’s Reaction To Trump

Former editor of Dazed & Confused, Rod Stanley is the editor (or El Comandante) of Good Trouble an extra large broadsheet newspaper currently in its #22 issue, which is actually only the second issue. Confused? Read the interview with Stanley and see the light of daze. Also learn why periodicals are important at this...

Thomas Cole For Kids

What attracts me to Thomas Cole (February 1, 1801 – February 11, 1848) is that he was the founder of the Hudson River School, a group of American artists who sought to depict the unspoiled majesty of the American landscape around the Hudson River Valley in New York State. I love that part of the...

The Other Revolution

We live in difficult times for democracy. We’ve been here before many times. Maybe not as violent as the Civil War between the states but possibly as critical to our collective survival. I was a moderate member of the “movement”, as the mass of youth culture dissidents were known in the Sixties, but there...

The Chatter Of Type

  Through its publications and gallery, the Composing Room promoted the new American design. The Composing Room in New York was no mere type shop. While no other type business was more aggressively self-promoting, none so determinedly advanced the art and craft of type design or made such a remarkable contribution to design history...

On Lies And Propaganda

I would love to have seen an interview with the "founder" of public relations and "spin" in the United States, Edward L. Bernays, and the Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Enlightenment, Joseph Goebbels, perhaps moderated by Rudolph "Truth is Not Truth" Guiliani. Could you just imagine? It might go something like this.

Weekend Heller: David Sandlin’s Eerie Light

The new Fall art season In New York started on September 5 (through October 13) with a blast: the David Sandlin exhibition “Age of Enfrightenment“. If you read “Enfrightenment” as enlightenment, I did too. But it is obvious once you see these eerie pictures, fright is right. “David Sandlin is a prolific, critical voice...