R.C. Baker

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  • 4 months ago

    You've probably never heard of Ira Schnapp (1892–1969), but you've seen his handiwork. In his early twenties, he designed the typeface for the motto chiseled into the frieze of New York City's Main Post Office: "NEITHER SNOW NOR RAIN NOR HEA...

  • 4 months ago

    One-time boyfriend of Eva Hesse, student of Josef Albers and Franz Kline, Victor Moscoso (born 1936) brought sophisticated concepts of color and composition to the burgeoning fields of psychedelic-rock posters and underground comics in the 1960s. ...

  • 5 months ago

    Since 1998, Cottrell has used laser printers to make her drawings, achieving fields of impenetrable blacks – sometimes by reprinting the same sheet and building up layers of the rich iron-oxide toner – striated with white lines, circle...

  • 6 months ago

    In 1878 Eadweard Muybridge, already famous for his split-second photographic studies of animals and humans in motion, changed technological gears to create a 360-degree panorama of San Francisco, a process so labor-intensive and time-consuming tha...

  • 7 months ago

    The first thing you notice about these original tempera paintings done for Mexican pulp-magazine covers in the 1960s and ’70s is the amount of dead space across the top. This area, left open for cover logos, issue numbers, and teasers about ...


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