Steven Heller presents sheet music published in Italy during the fin de siecle in the Art Nouveau style.
In part 2 of her guide to color matching systems, Nancy Sharon Collins outlines best practices for using color in design.
A crazy quilt of material concerning aspects of the Chicago Tribune that have injected themselves into J.J. Sedelmaier's personal and professional life.
In the season of eating down a supply of hard-boiled Easter eggs, the author defends the beauty of imperfectly - even haphazardly - dyed eggs.
Meet Designer of the Week Galen Smith, a lover of graphic design history, ephemera and visual weirdness in the world around us. You may recognize his beautiful graphic design work from the 2015 Regional Design Annual, in which Smith was recognized as representing the top talent from the NYC region. [View all of the 2015 RDA winners online, and if you want to see...
Explore a compendium of impressive poster design projects from the 2015 Regional Design Annual.
Nancy Sharon Collins discusses the history of color matching systems, including the development of universal color matching languages.
Looking for design inspiration? It all starts with color! Check out these awesome online tools for creating the best color palettes.
Some colors yield their symbolism origins easily. Others, like burgundy, do not.
From the 1930s-40s, bright linen postcards with views of a faux painterly American landscape were the most popular kind of "wish you were here" sentiments.