So begins the Odd Design Artifcats series, in which an object is imbued with significance after we tell you the significance. Duh.
There is a dearth of typeface wrapping papers out there but this holiday season can be different if you reach for these!
If you live to be 82 as Paul Rand did, you’ll probably have produced a lot of work that gets lost in the shuffle of life. This 1948 issue of the AIGA Journal is one such lost piece that recently surfaced among Rand’s long filed artifacts. Rand was the typographer for the cover and...
American advertising did not invent body odor, foot rot, bad breath, dandruff, psoriasis, or even acne. Yet it was primordial ad men who made them into…
Paul Rand took over the Dubonnet Man from its originator A.M. Cassandre when the liquor came to the United States. He also created the Coronet Man, the mascot for Coronet Brandy. But did you know about the DuBouchett Man (a Harlequin by any other name)? These are all illustrative trademarks, of which he did...
Visual identity development was once based on the premise that a brand’s identity should be enduring. The social media imperative is changing that.
Despite its small size, Singapore has not one but two design museums. Take a deep dive into Red Dot Design Museum, glass-walled gem set on the Marina Bay.
Jason Mayden started designing a new kind of children’s sneaker to help his son. Now his company’s mission is helping all kids experience a super-heroic vision of themselves.
CW&T is the Brooklyn-based art and design practice of Tokyo-born Che-Wei Wang, 38, and Taylor Levy, 33, who originally hails from Montreal. Their products are funded through Kickstarter campaigns, and are thoughtfully made, carefully considered, and engineered to do what they do—often for multiple generations.
Ever since the 1950s, candy stores have been designed to communicate fantasy, escape and joy. Today’s crop of candy shops takes cues from the past yet tailor to the needs and tastes of consumers wired in to social media. Let's have a look.