Rafael Vasquez has been photographing designers and illustrators for the past few years. He corners his subjects at events and asks them for permission to enter their homes and studios. “For me, the joy of the creative process of portraiture is the sublime path of happiness in my life,” he writes. He plays with...
Is this really a happy 4th of July? Depends on your beliefs in America and how (or if ) they are being threatened by executive orders and judicial nominees. I am nervous about the future of freedom as we’ve known it. Still, The United States is a country built on laws that have long...
On this July 4 (I know its only July 3 but it is the correct week) its only fitting that we celebrate the birth of our national treasure, the American comic strip, actually invented by the Lafayette of the sequential picture/narrative revolution, Paris-educated, Swiss-born Rodolphe Töpffer (1799–1846), a author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist, known...
The Hamilton Brown Shoe Factory was the first large scale industrial operation in Columbia, Missouri. Heller looks at its semi-Art Nouveau decorated catalog.
This is the era of design archives. More amerge as Baby Boomer and Gen X designers reach periods of divestiture in their lives. Discover the AIGA Archives.
This record of vintage trademarks belonged to Romul Bosch y Alsina (1852-1923) a Catalan physician, politician and businessman—a real over achiever.
Herbert Bayer (1900-1985), a maestro of the graphic arts, was most closely identified with the Bauhaus program in Weimar, Germany.
Trump infects the body politic's mind to such a degree that now we even have a typeface in his image. Meet Trump Grotesk by John Foster & Gary Cunliffe.
At the Cranbrook Art Museum’s new exhibition “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986,” punk rock’s visual lexicon comes into focus.
Al Hirschfeld the wrote and illustrated an exquisitely wry, beautifully designed graphically striking expose titled "Show Business is No Business."