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How Design and Messaging Changed Independence Day

The American Revolution was in full swing on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress, composed of elected representatives from all 13 colonies, voted to legally separate from Great Britain. At the time, leaders such as Samuel Adams felt … Continue reading

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Posters of the WPA – Some Thoughts for this Labor Day

“The WPA artist, in rendering his own impression of things, speaks also for the spirit of his fellow countrymen everywhere.” – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, May 1939 As this year’s Labor Day approaches and comes to pass, I find those … Continue reading

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