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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: https://www.worthpoint.com License: All Rights Reserved. On July 5th, 1852 (168 years ago today) Frederick Douglass delivered a speech to 500–600 people in the Corinthian Hall of Rochester, New York. The speech, preceded by a reading of the United States Declaration of Independence, was the main attraction in a...

“Incalculable Loss” front page of The New York Times for Memorial Day, 2020

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: https://www.nytimes.com The New York Times. License: All Rights Reserved. The front page of The New York Times for Sunday, May 24th, 2020 – Memorial Day – was a stark wall of type, and only type: a long and somber list of Americans who have lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic. Simone Landon, assistant...

“Sisterhood is Blooming” poster

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: http://collections.museumca.org License: All Rights Reserved. The “Sisterhood is Blooming / Springtime Will Never Be the Same” poster was originally produced in the early 1970s by the Chicago Women's Graphics Collective, an organization founded 50 years ago this year to provide feminist posters in support of the...

Fairway Market logos

Contributed by Florian HardwigSource: https://nypost.com Christopher Sadowski. License: All Rights Reserved. Dom Bold and Agenda. Fairway Market is a chain of grocery stores in the New York metropolitan area. From Wikipedia: Founded in 1933, it expanded in the New York area in the 21st century, with 15 grocery stores plus 4 liquor stores in...

WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: https://entertainment.ha.com License: All Rights Reserved. Original WAR IS OVER! postcard. The War Is Over! campaign for peace was launched 50 years ago this week by Yoko Ono & John Lennon. On December 15, 1969, a series of billboards, leaflets, posters, newspaper ads, and radio announcements were released in...

John & Paul & Ringo & George / &&& T-shirt

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: https://walkerart.org License: All Rights Reserved. Experimental Jetset designed the original John & Paul & Ringo & George T-shirt (referencing the names of the Beatles) in 2001 for Yoshi Kawasaki at the Japanese apparel company 2K/Gingham. The format for the shirt, which has since inspired many imitations,...

John & Paul & Ring & George / &&& t-shirt

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: https://walkerart.org License: All Rights Reserved. Experimental Jetset designed the original John & Paul & Ringo & George t-shirt (referencing the names of the Beatles) in 2001 for Yoshi Kawasaki at the Japanese apparel company 2K/Gingham. The format for the shirt, which has since inspired many imitations,...

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Contributed by Peiran TanSource: https://www.evangelion.co.jp ©カラー/Project Eva. ©カラー/EVA製作委員会 ©カラー. License: All Rights Reserved. Created and directed by Hideaki Anno, Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン, often abbreviated as NGE or simply EVA) is a Japanese media franchise consisting of four main parts: a twenty-six-episode TV series (1995), two...

Cherry by Nico Walker (Alfred A. Knopf)

Contributed by Florian HardwigSource: http://www.janet-hansen.com Janet Hansen. License: All Rights Reserved. The cover for Nico Walker’s debut novel Cherry was designed by Janet Hansen, senior designer at Alfred A. Knopf, with creative direction from Carol Devine Carson. It was chosen as one of the New York Times’ 12 Best Book Covers of 2018. To...

Soirée Fantastique

Contributed by Florian HardwigPierre Pané-Farré. License: All Rights Reserved. Soirée Fantastique is a captivating visual journey into the 19th century, to the early days of both posters and photography. Conceived and designed by Pierre Pané-Farré, the book won the Gold Medal in the competition Best Book Design from all over the World and also was...

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