Meet The Blue Boy, the trade character for Blue Boy Peas, c. 1935.
While thinking about liberty and freedom, I read a story in Hyperallergic about the digitized Joseph A. Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan.
Steven Heller cracks open Otl Aicher's "le monde comme projet," a literate collection of writings on Aicher's engagement with typographic modernism.
Two names worth knowing are Joseph N. Welch, a brilliant lawyer who brought down Joseph McCarthy's tyranny in the 1950s, and Stan Freberg, a brilliant satirist (and advertising creative) who brought down many of the mighty through wit and humor.
Walter Dorwin Teague was one of the white knights of the product design industry—and this 1936 lecture is one of his seminal speeches.
Armando Milani has curated nearly 200 posters by more than 100 designers from around the world for his new book, "No Words Posters."
Before Pantone became synonymous with ink, printing was the game. Steven Heller takes a look back at the company's past.
With all the commentary about the exclamatory "Jeb!" logo, the exclamation point gets a raw deal. Here, Steven Heller showcases an exclamation done right.
H. Lawrence Hoffman was a luminary in the mass market paperback cover genre. Here, Steven Heller talks with Hoffman's daughter about her father's work.