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 …

A Special Delivery From Abe's Peanut

By Nicole Torres Remember the days of sending postcards, using stamps, and reading actual handwriting? Well, you might, but your kids are less likely to (with their eyes glued to iPads and Angry Birds and whatnot). Not to worry though— …

CAKE: BANDmade and Bound Away

By Nicole Torres It looks like CAKE is going far beyond the distance. The Sacramento-based rock band, known for their unique sound and front man John McCrea’s recognizable half-spoken vocals, not only released their sixth studio album early this year, …

Designing the Way to Better Health

By Nicole Torres Designers, nutritionists, and food-policy experts were asked in the spring to reconsider how we get nutritional information about the food we buy. Initiated by the News21 program at UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism and Good magazine, the …

The Art of Playboy from Weegee to Miss March

By Nicole Torres If you used to hide issues of Playboy under your bed (or sneak peeks at your dad’s stash), the secret’s out—and it’s on display. Tomorrow, those centerfolds of your teenage years (and perhaps beyond) will be featured …

Three Books You Should Know About

By Nicole Torres Looking for a lazy summer read? Well, these probably aren’t it, but they are fun to look at. While these books don’t seem to have a lot in common when it comes to their subjects (zines are …