Local Color

    In the age of Instagram, the work of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii looks utterly contemporary. Never mind that the chemist-turned-photographer was documenting vanished scenes of rural agricultural life at the sunset of czarist Russia. The main subject of his …

Independent Voices: Singapore's Unique Design Community

“Without a common written or spoken language then, graphic design became a means to communicate to this multiracial community,” writes Justin Zhuang in the introduction to Independence: The History of Graphic Design in Singapore Since the 1960s. The book, commissioned …

Family Band's Kim Krans on Juggling Art, Music, E-Commerce, and More

Husband-and-wife team Kim Krans and Jonny Ollsin have no shortage of creative talent. Indeed, as proprietors of the always expanding online universe The Wild Unknown and cofounders of the appropriately named Family Band, they give off the impression that everything becomes …

Type Casting: Art Deco Typography in Lena Dunham’s "Girls"

Viewers of HBO’s new series Girls can be forgiven for not paying much attention to its title sequence. Buzz about the show, which follows the complicated, passionate, and often narcissistic doings of four young women in New York City, quickly …