On the Fly: Republican Red


I recently ran across a listing for Steven Heller’s book “Red Scarred.” In it Heller journeys through the later half of the 20th century chronicled in propaganda posters of the day. Many of them I suspect are indeed red. It is currently out of stock but my fascination with the world that ended just before my … Continue reading

Just My Type(writer)


Welcome to the seventh edition of Theoretical Thursdays this summer. For the previous article click here. This week takes a look at an Italian typewriter.    The Italian company Olivetti put the compact typewriter, crafted by the designer Ettore Sottsass, into production in 1969. Sottsass was quoted as saying, “Design should also be sensual and exciting.” He wanted … Continue reading