vintage illustration & graphic design
Love Is Walking Hand In Hand (1965) – the Peanuts gang defines love through the little acts and moments of everyday life.
“If she be not fair for me what care I how fair she be.” Vintage Valentine’s Day postcards from the early 1900s – some bitter, mostly sweet.
Vintage Valentine’s Day Postcards from the Early 1900s
Stone Is Not Cold: Miroslav Šašek’s Playful Vintage Children’s Illustrations of…
Stone Is Not Cold – to engage kids with sculpture, the great Miroslav Šašek draws famous sculptures in playful and irreverent vignettes from everyday life in this lovely vintage children's book from 1961.
Store Front: New York’s Disappearing Face
(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books
by Peter P. Pasencia, inspired by Jules Verne. Holy crap! The surface of the water! The bubbles! The underwater cliffs, with the horizontal brush strokes across them, making an underwater scrim! Th divers, disappearing up into the underwater sky! The giant submarine! ALL IN GREYSCALE!!! Exploding head!! - sigh - ok. I'm done.
How long different animals live – from the pioneering infographics of ISOTYPE inventor Otto Neurath circa the 1930s
Gerd Artnz Graphic Designer: The Visual Legacy of 4,000 Symbols
German artist and biologist Ernst Haeckel's remarkable lithographic and autotype prints from the early 1900s
7 Essential Books on Data Visualization & Computational Art
Iron Fists: A Design History of Totalitarian Regimes
Gorgeous Grimm: 130 Years of Brothers Grimm Visual Legacy
Iconic design writer Steven Heller has previously delighted us with a peek inside the sketchbooks of famous graphic designers and a fascinating look at the design and branding of dictatorships. Now, he and his partner of 28 years, acclaimed designer Louise Fili, are back with Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age—a treasure chest of typographic gems culled from advertising, street signage, type-specimen books, wedding invitations, restaurant menus, and personal letters from the 19t
Did you know that in 1954, Langston Hughes wrote a children's book to educate kids about jazz and African-American culture?