Behind the Beautiful Covers of The Chicagoan, the City’s Short-lived, Art Deco-era Answer to The New Yorker
Published from June 1926–April 1935, The Chicagoan is a tiny footnote in magazine history, noteworthy mostly for its intentional mimicry of The New … Continue reading Behind the Beautiful Covers of The Chicagoan, the City’s Short-lived, Art Deco-era Answer to The New Yorker
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In 2018, the musician and writer Claire L. Evans began cataloguing examples of an increasingly ubiquitous style of editorial illustration … Continue reading Is It Time to Move on From Big Tech’s Colorful Corporate Mascots?
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We’re all familiar with the “Communist aesthetic”—its bold graphics, hyperrealism, and often stark color schemes. Less familiar is the tender … Continue reading A Radical Examination of Homoeroticism in Communist Propaganda Posters
The past year has felt like the highest-budget sci-fi movie ever made: rioting mobs swarmed the US Capitol, a deadly … Continue reading Finding a Blueprint for the Otherwise in Speculative Architectural Drawings