Tag Archives: typography

All Hail the WPA

SO WE’VE GOT NATIONAL HEALTH CARE, a step in the right direction. Now if only Obama would put under-employed artists to work, like FDR did back in the New Deal days. The legacy of art produced by the enlightened Works … Continue reading

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Something Graphic This Way Comes

ONCE, COTTON WAS KING IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, peaking in 1913 with 82% of the world’s cotton fabric production. Companies marked each bolt for shipping with exuberant labels and decorative lettering, heavy on ethnic stereotypes and color, color, color. These fabric … Continue reading

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