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Have you ever heard of Centralia Pennsylvania? Assuming you haven’t, Its a modern day ghost town located 70 miles southwest of Scranton. Abandoned in the 1980’s due to an underground mine fire that started in 1962, it has been burning ever since.

“This was a world where no human could live, hotter than the planet Mercury, its atmosphere as poisonous as Saturn’s. At the heart of the fire, temperatures easily exceeded 1,000 degrees [Fahrenheit]. Lethal clouds of carbon monoxide and other gases swirled through the rock chambers.” —David DeKok, Unseen Danger: A Tragedy of People, Government, and the Centralia Mine Fire (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986)


This poster is from a long-ago AIGA/NY event that featured Peter Buchanan-Smith, Jason Fulford, and Leanne Shapton, Paul Sahre moderated. PAPress published the book (Fresh Dialogue Four) in 2004. Features some great early work and interviews from these three artists.

Have you ever heard of Centralia Pennsylvania? Assuming you haven’t, Its a modern day ghost town located 70 miles southwest of Scranton. Abandoned in the 1980’s due to an underground mine fire that started in 1962, it has been burning ever since.

“This was a world where no human could live, hotter than the planet Mercury, its atmosphere as poisonous as Saturn’s. At the heart of the fire, temperatures easily exceeded 1,000 degrees [Fahrenheit]. Lethal clouds of carbon monoxide and other gases swirled through the rock chambers.” —David DeKok, Unseen Danger: A Tragedy of People, Government, and the Centralia Mine Fire (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986)

This poster is from a long-ago AIGA/NY event that featured Peter Buchanan-SmithJason Fulford, and Leanne Shapton, Paul Sahre moderated. PAPress published the book (Fresh Dialogue Four) in 2004. Features some great early work and interviews from these three artists.

The Lustigs | Conversation & Exhibition

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This Thursday AIGA/NY and MAD present “A Conversation with Elaine Lustig Cohen & Steven Heller—the lecture is sold out—but it coincides with the exhibition “The Lustigs: A Cover Story” at the AIGA National Headquarters, so be sure not to miss. Elaine Lustig Cohen was part of the recent Designers & Books Fair program “Learning from Experience: Four Graphic Designers in Conversation.” Above, a 1956 cover design from the book By Its Cover published in 2005.

A Conversation with Elaine Lustig Cohen & Steven Heller
An AIGA/NY Event
The Theater at MAD, 2 Columbus Circle
Thursday, January 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

The Lustigs: A Cover Story
AIGA National Design Center Gallery, 164 Fifth Avenue
Ends February 15