The definitive archive of Seymour Chwast — legendary illustrator and co-founder of Push Pin Studios — is now online.
It was the future. Covering 1,216 acres in Flushing Meadows, New York, the 1939 New York World's Fair was erected on what was an ash-dump.
Steven Heller looks at a new Kickstarter seeking to publish Herman Zapf's brilliant sketchbooks.
Bradbury Thompson (1911–1995) was the maestro when it came to the magazine as symphony. Steven Heller opens up two issues of his Westvaco Inspirations.
Steven Heller talks with Elizabeth Guffey, author of Posters: A Global History (Reaktion Books, 2015).
The SVA Department of Design Research, Writing & Criticism recently opened "Exploding Footnotes: Design Research in Action."
In 1975, the tobacco company of Yerevan, Armenia, ran a contest asking for a redesign of its cigarette packaging. Discover who won—and what happened next.
Heller cracks open a reading primer from the 30s and finds some pretty images—accompanied by segregation and a Stepford obedience to the dominant order.
If you like letterheads, these eclectic and modern examples will make you want to design one today.
Steven Heller explores MacGuffin magazine, a publication with a fascinating backstory—and a fascinating mission.