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.
In the Deco '30s, the Japanese type developed from classic characters was consistent with the Art Moderne trends in the Western nations.
Steven Heller talks with Martha Scotford about the exhibit and website for "Ernst Reichl: Wide Awake Typographer."
Steven Heller opens a catalog for an exhibition of Russian Futurist art and realizes just how young the now-legendary pioneers of Avant Garde were.
Illustrator and author Laurie Rosenwald recalls the time she met David Bowie, world's worst art director.
"Graphic Designers Surveyed" is a fascinating book for stat nerds and designers who are interested in their peers.
Walt Disney's Albert Hurter was the man behind the characters and the godfather of some underground comics artists, including R. Crumb.
It is a paradox that the Nazis, Italian Fascists and Spanish Falangists had some of the most alluringly powerful graphic design.
Still hate your textbooks of yesteryear? These Catalan specimens, with covers designed with an art deco joyfulness, show respect for the eyes of the users.
This c. 1955 volume brings some of us back to when learning about new physical phenomena was a Eureka! moment.