The Emergence of Advertising in America
The "Emergence of Advertising in America 1850-1920
" collection at the Duke University Library has over 3,300 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States.
1920s Chicago Transit Posters
Chicago-L.org has a small, but gem filled collection of Chicago transit posters from the 1920s.
Selling the Sixties
Like Mad Men
? Then you'll have to see Selling the Sixties
from filmmaker and Design Observer contributor Adam Harrison Levy. Screening October 9, followed by a discussion between the filmmaker and Jessica Helfand.
A Public Service Announcement: Collecting Air
A public service spot for the American Lung Association, “Alvin Grimes, Air Collector,” features him with his collection.
DOG Spottings: Apple Features Design Observer
Design Observer has been featured by Apple in the last two big product rollouts – the new iPad and MacBook Pro.