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Fonts in Campaign Communications Have Liberal or Conservative Leanings

Yard signs for a local politician captured the curiosity of Katherine Haenschen. “I was driving through the region and noticed the same campaign was using a different font on signs in rural areas than on the signs in town,” said Haenschen, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication. “I thought, why would this candidate...

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Inane Things with a Taste of Freedom

In 1945, the Soviet Army seized the film archive of the Third Reich, the so-called Reichfilmarchive, and brought it from Berlin to Moscow. The archive contained thousands of movies from various countries. Since then, the German, American, and a few European trophies circulated throughout the Soviet Union despite a lack of an effective distribution license....

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In Review: DESIGN MIAMI/ 2019

Design Miami/ concluded its fifteenth anniversary edition Sunday, December 8, with a major increase in visitor numbers and a newly oriented tent opposite the Miami Beach Convention Center, which is home to Art Basel Miami Beach. Situated in the recently inaugurated Pride Park, the fair drew collector and visitor numbers totalling 42,000 this year, to round out a defining decade...

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Pantone: How One Company Built a Business Turning Color Into Cash

Headquartered about an hour outside of Manhattan in Carlstadt, New Jersey, a company called Pantone categorizes color and sells it. Founded in the 1950s by brothers Morris and Jesse Levine as a commercial printing company, M&J Levine Advertising evolved into something else entirely by the 60s when employee Lawrence Herbert revamped the business’s ink and printing division, introduced...

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Artist without Boundaries: Jordi Mollà

Society tends to categorize people by their primary occupation: oh, you’re an actor; a doctor; a politician. But many people do pursue more than one role, even simultaneously; and there are many actors who are known for their work as musicians, activists, philanthropists, athletes– and even artists. The Spanish actor Jordi Mollà is one of...

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‘The Wall’ Cemented Pink Floyd’s Fame – but Destroyed the Band

Forty years ago, on Nov. 30, 1979, the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd released its 11th studio album, “The Wall.” Featuring 26 tracks, two records and an opera-esque story line, the concept album would go on to become the number two bestselling double album in history. But it would also mark the last time...

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Serafin, the Shoemaker

Serafin is a veteran shoemaker in the Gracia district of Barcelona. For years, he’s worked with traditional methods, some mechanical instruments, and above all, with his hands. Video – Georgie Uris ⎪ Photography – Nacho Martínez

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Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow

From August 24 to January 5, 2020, the Art Institute of Chicago presents Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow, an exhibition marking the first occasion CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture (1972) and CARVING: 45 Years Later (2017) have been shown together. One of the most important artists of her generation, Antin has been a provocateur since the 1960s, creating pioneering work in a variety...