Pre-Super Bowl Feature: The Complete Spot Paintings of the NFL

By Ken Carbone  The art world is seeing spots, lots of them. Currently, the Gagosian Gallery is exhibiting three hundred and thirty one paintings by Damien Hirst in eight cities around the globe. The show entitled “The Complete Spot Paintings …

Pausing for Amandine Alessandra

By Cheryl Yau As pedestrians meander swiftly through urban grids, confronting billboards, scrolling through incoming texts and saturated Twitter feeds simultaneously, London-based designer Amandine Alessandra demands that they pause…with the use of typography. Eager to step away from digital fonts …

Why "It" Matters

By Hunter Wimmer By day, I have the good fortune of spending time with young designers looking to hone their skills and gain insights into the craft and business of design — I’m a teacher. In our program, we keep …

The Mixed Media Mastery of Bram Tihany

By Cheryl Yau Others have tried to describe multi media artist Bram Tihany as a filmmaker, a photographer, and even a photo surrealist. But when asked, 30 year-old Tihany, who speaks energetically and enthusiastically about his work, prefers not to adhere to …

Monkey Business – Part 2

By Jami Giovanopoulos, Vice President, theispot.com [Editor's note: this is a sponsored guest blog post by our friends at theispot.com.] Steven Noble collaborated with GBH in London to design the illustration logo identity and all room collateral for SLS Hotel at Beverly …

An Anatomy of Uncriticism – Part 2

By Alexandra Lange When Print asked me to contribute to its upcoming “Power” issue, I had to stop and think. The obvious topic would be a piece on America’s most powerful design critic. Crickets. While the number of national architecture …

Getty's 27 Letters (and One From Paula Scher)

By Andrew Delaney, Head of Content, North America, Getty Images It’s not often that a site like Getty Images’ 27Letters, which is dedicated to inspiring creatives by showcasing the visual trends that are currently setting the global visual conversation, is presented …

Branding The Barnes

By Jenny Kutnow Philadelphia may be the “City of Brotherly Love,” but the last few years have seen that love turn to uproar over the relocation of The Barnes Foundation. The new building for this expansive art collection was designed …

A Father, a Bride, and the Writing on the Wall

By Doug Katz My first-born daughter will marry in October. Months ago, she asked me to help her design custom invitations. I have reasonably refined graphic sensibilities, having been a professional for some 20 years. But the truth is, my …