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History Thursday: Saul Bass

I’m sure you’re already familiar with Saul Bass—you know, the guy who made the Psycho poster, the Exxon, AT&T, United Airlines  logos (among so many others). Bass’s work appears in a collection of Master Portfolios hosted by Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication. (Note: I also noticed on their website that they are accepting applications for […]

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art – MetPublications

  The Metropolitan Museum of Art – MetPublications is a free online catalog of out of print publications on Met exhibitions and catalogs. After a quick browse through their site, I downloaded a 200-page catalog titled American Art Posters of the 1890s in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, including the Leonard A. Lauder Collection by David […]

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The Font Wars: A Story On Rivalry Between Type Foundries | Smashing Magazine

As designer Dave Farey described himself, facetiously but with an undercurrent of truth, “Nothing I have done is original. It’s all based on the 26 letters of the alphabet and the Arabic numerals.” via The Font Wars: A Story On Rivalry Between Type Foundries | Smashing Magazine.  

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