Americana


Americana refers to artifacts related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.

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Steven Heller, in his affable way, reviews a book by Lewis Blackwell and Lorraine Wild which takes on Ed Fella's Polaroids of found graphics and alphabets throughout the US as well as some of his lettering. The book sounds like a lively account of American vernacular lettering and images, as well as a good platform to view Ed Fella's own work.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 975 words
A collection of Robert Crumb’s lesser known work spanning three decades gives credence to Steven Heller's claim that Crumb is the god of comics. Heller also gives a bit of background to the New York/US counterculture that Crumb fed with his racy work.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 594 words
An anecdotal history and analysis of the racy work of Robert Crumb, and the cultural situationing of Zap comics then and now.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2671 words
About the German-born founder of the Bettmann Archives in New York which houses over 5 million cuts, drawings, images and pieces of ephemera, collected since the 1930's.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 607 words
A history and analysis of the role played by this American precursor to the graphic design magazine, which sought to bring progressive commercial graphic and industrial arts into the mainstream.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1276 words