Author Archives: Mason Currey

Logical Extension: Base Design Rebrands Brussels

Earlier this year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN—the nonprofit organization that controls the Internet’s domain-name system—announced that it was accepting applications for new domain-name extensions. For a mere $185,000 a pop, anyone could suggest alternatives to .org, .com, .biz, and the other URL standbys. Out of the 1,409 applications...

DIY Wall Graphics, Courtesy of Bruce Mau Design and Blik

You’re probably familiar with Blik, the California retailer of self-adhesive, removable surface graphics that’s released collections by Keith Haring, 2×4, Charles and Ray Eames, and several other noteworthy artists and designers. For its latest product line, unveiled today, Blik teamed up with Bruce Mau Design (BMD) to develop an online tool that lets users create their own graphics using a...

Live-Blogging Karlssonwilker's 11th-Anniversary Spectacular

At 2 p.m. today, the New York design firm Karlssonwilker and several of its high-profile friends—including Stefan Sagmeister, James Victore, Paul Sahre, Emily Oberman, Jon Burgerman, Chris Speed, and Scott Stowell—will be taking over the Art Directors Club for “an intimate mix of talk, show, discussion and performance,” followed, at 8 p.m., by a...

Designer for the Age of Austerity: Adrian Shaughnessy on Herb Lubalin's Life and Work

Unit Editions’ forthcoming monograph on Herb Lubalin already seems poised to be the design publishing event of the summer. Scheduled to begin shipping in August, Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer, 1918–81 is the first major work on Lubalin since 1985—and it is indeed a major work, with 448 pages including hundreds of examples of...

Art + Design + Storytelling: Debbie Millman's Visual Essays

Here at Imprint, we’ve been lucky to have the inimitable Debbie Millman contributing a remarkable series of visual essays for the last two years. Millman, of course, is the president of Sterling Brands, the host of the online radio show Design Matters, and the chair of the Masters Branding Program at the School of...