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War and Typography

Keith Bormuth

On the home front during World War II, New Yorkers received a regular diet of good and bad news through screaming headlines on the front pages of the city's tabloids. Illustrator and satirist Rick Meyerowitz's father, Hy, kept dozens of these front pages. Rick has collected, framed and organized them to tell the tale of Nazi and Axis victories, missteps and ultimate defeat. The type on these pages, known as "woods," dating back to old 19th century wood types, are the stuff of history.

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