A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...
Explore award-winning poster designs from last year's Regional Design Annual and enter this year's design competition by May 29!
J.J. Sedelmaier presents his compendium of Avengers comic book covers.
Steven Heller & Co. are on a quest to bring back one of the design world's lost treasures: Ladislav Sutnar's "Visual Design in Action."
Brendan Murphy of Lippincott explores the changing role of color in modern branding.
As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...
J.J. Sedelmaier looks at "50 Years Of Schwinn Built Bicycles," an illustrated tome published in 1945.
This post explores the many contradictory meanings of the color green, from poison to nature, from luck to its opposite.
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...
Jude Stewart offers a reassessment of the color beige. Is it still the modernist color of evil, or does it convey something else?