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    Art at Design Observer

    Illustrated essays about visual culture by Rick Poynor


    Art at Design Observer

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    Illustration by Bohumil Štěpán for Praštěné pohádky (Crazy Fairy Tales), published by SNDK, Prague, 1965. From the essay: designobserver.co...

    Illustrations by Bohumil Štěpán for Crazy Fairy Tales

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    Cover of Man Modified, published by Paladin, London, 1971, showing "The Human Factory" by Fritz Kahn, 1926. From the essay: The Body as Factory: Anatomy of an Image. observatory.desig...

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    Purgatory: Canto XIX — The Covetous, 2010, from A Typographic Dante, a piece of typewriter art by Barrie Tullett. From the essay: Rediscovering the Lost Art of the Typewriter. observatory.desig...

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    Google search results for Tatlin at Home, a photomontage by Raoul Hausmann. From the essay: Why Tatlin Can Never Go Home Again. observatory.desig...

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    Cover of Surrealism: Permanent Revelation, published by Studio Vista, 1970. Book design: Gillian Greenwood. From the essay: On My Shelf: Surrealism: Permanent Revelation

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    Drawings of Russian criminal tattoos by Danzig Baldaev. Collection: Fuel, London. From the essay: Danzig Baldaev's Prison House of Flesh

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    Eduardo Paolozzi, The Silken World of Michelangelo, from the series Moonstrips Empire News, screen print, 1967. From the essay: Eduardo Paolozzi, 20th-century Image-Maker

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    Cover of Magritte A to Z, Tate Publishing, 2011, showing Magritte's Time Transfixed, 1938. Design: Tony Waddingham. From the essay: The Dictionary as Art Concept

    The Dictionary as Art Concept: Observatory: Design Observer

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    Cover of Richard Hamilton catalogue, Paintings etc. ’56-64 at Hanover Gallery, London, 1964. From the essay: Richard Hamilton, the Great Decipherer

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    Richard Fremund, Reality, poster for a Polish film, Czechoslovakia, 1961. From the essay: In Praise of the East European Film Poster

    In Praise of the East European Film Poster

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