As a history nerd, I simply cannot resist going down the rabbit hole of the history behind great design. I found myself studying advertising design in HOW U’s online course, which discusses the history of advertising during the World War I era—which in turn piqued my interest. I decided to dig further into this era of advertising. One...
These remarkable hand-drawn infographics were created by W.E.B. Du Bois for a 1900 exhibition on African American life and demographics.
The geometric patterns found in mosques are stunningly beautiful and intricate. View some of the historic, beautiful mosques and see the evolution of geometric shapes incorporated into their religious decoration.
We’ve reached peak infographics. Are you ready for what comes next in the world of data visualization?
Check out printed covers, artwork and insights from CARtoons magazine, the subject of two L.A.-area exhibitions.
Jessica Helfand is unafraid to question design dogma, pick apart jargon, investigate the motives and impulses of the field. Read a fascinating interview with her from Ken Gordon.
A peek into the early grid systems of layout design in this excerpt from the HOW Design University course, Advanced Layout Design.
Most brand campaigns embody a universally recognized character, many of them based from Jungian psychology. Brand designers and strategists insert common archetypes into a brand’s ethos to create an identity that connects with customers. In Margaret Hartwell’s book, Archetypes in Branding, and in her online course, Strategic Brand Development, she analyzes 60 different common archetypes found in...
Photographer and art director Henry Hargreaves is best known for playing with his food.
Due to its insanely minute detail, engraving remains a little-known process. Here, Nancy Sharon Collins offers up a glossary of print engraving terms.