Monthly Archives: April 2012

Incunabular Tagging; or, The Roustabout Youth of an American Art Form.

In Ann Arbor a couple of summers ago, wherever you went it seemed like you ran into the tag for a graffiti artist who went by DUCK. The tag was pretty simpleā€”a little pseudo-diacritic and the occasional stylized picture of … Continue reading

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Build a better fly-trap.

The stark warning of the propaganda cartoon in a 1916 issue of the Chicago Board of Health’s bulletin Clean Living was clear enough, showing as it did a householder putting screens up on his window mere moments in advance of … Continue reading

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