Color Genie: Q&A with Sean Adams, AdamsMorioka

Color-fans: Today we try something new. Eager to invite folks into the color conversation, I asked Tom Biederbeck, editor of the excellent blog on print design Felt and Wire, to share some views. 

Tom suggested we put the question to …

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Graphic Content: True Stories from Top Creatives

Everyone loves a good story, and I, for one, find that designers are full of intriguing tales. If you’re addicted to beautifully-written, inspiring stories and design books, check out Graphic Content: True Stories from Top Creatives by Brian Singer. Graphic …

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Words – and Images – on Ed Fella

Ed Fella’s AIGA Medalist profile sums him up succinctly: He’s “one of the most influential designers of the last quarter century.” And now he’s retiring. But having been friends since I first interviewed him for Emigre back in 1993, I …

Theses For A New Common

Triumph of the Commons is a collaborative book from fifty-five artists. It resurrects a disparaged, yet newly valuable, cultural narrative. Presented as fifty-five theses, this narrative challenges notions of prosperity: What it means and how to achieve it. Readers will find …

AIGA National Conference's Top Four Moments of "Self-indulgence"

A graphic artist can gain fame while defying client expectations. German Expressionism can still inspire fine artists. Smart-ass sarcasm can baffle design judges. Oh, and Michele Bachmann and Dick Cheney are “DoucheBoobs.” “Pivot,” last week’s AIGA National Conference in Phoenix, …

Design by Surprise

A couple thousand years ago, legend has it, a Chinese cook was fooling around with a mix of charcoal, sulfur, and saltpeter—common kitchen items at the time—when they ignited. Initially alarmed, the cook became interested, packing some into a bamboo …