Steven Heller examines a sketch by Paul Rand.
I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It wasn’t until taking a calligraphy course in college (with Professor Don Anderson, author of “The Art Of Written Forms”) that I ran across them...
Michael Dooley discusses the work of Dorothy and Otis Shepard, two pioneers of American Modernist design.
In 1965, Charles Eames produced a documentary about Westinghouse. Have you seen it?
Steven Heller offers a look back at a French infographic from the 1930s.
Michael Dooley talks with Mike Salisbury, the art director behind the iconic album cover that distinguished the King of Pop from the rest of the Jackson 5.
Like so many other insignificant consumer items, bobby pins were sold to the public with a modicum of contemporary style and illustrative panache.
Here are two rich resources for Eastern European Communist era graphic design.
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Designing New York City’s wayfinding "infostructure" demands a delicate balance of user needs - while maintaining the integrity of public space.