These days when we think Russia, we think election tampering, Putin authoritarianism and the future of peace and well-being. As a respite from the tension, there is a certain irony in the admiration for Russian post-revolutionary posters, especially those representing the triumph of the working class designed by Gustav Klutsis. This month !Productive Arts!...
Heller talks to Bonnie Siegler, author of Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America (Artisan Books), about her efforts to keep the flames of visual and verbal resistance alive.
Heller shares a selection of work by Arthur Wragg, an illustrator who is perhaps best known for his books with religious themes published by Selwyn & Blount—such as Jesus Wept (1935).
What does it take for me—or anyone who commissions design and illustration—to actually open an envelope these days?
The Japanese have long been masters of packaging design and production. Remember the influential book How To Wrap 5 Eggs? These package labels are more prosaic than the eggs, but just as eye-catching in a crude, commercial manner.
When Laura Crawford was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, she had different reactions, responses and outcomes, including becoming more visual than in her pre-PD days. Here, she visually describes her journey and talks with Heller about her yet-to-be-published book, C Is For Caregiver.
What will happen if the stable environment that has supported the aspirations of preceding generations over the last 10,000 plus years were to change and you had to spend a great deal of your time dealing with serious weather or other damaging disruptions? How would it affect your plans and your life?
These samples from the 1920s featuring Beton, a slab serif designed by Heinrich Jost for the Bauer Type Foundry, evoke a modern aesthetic and industrial sensibility.
Heller talks with Peter de Sève about his collecting habits and passions as a new exhibit on view at the Society of Illustrators in New York City showcases de Sève's inspirational private collection of artwork by his own heroes.
Creative agency Wieden+Kennedy has announced its gallery collaboration with renowned Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez on a show titled “Agent Orange,” which focuses on the artist’s political works, timed with the one-year anniversary of Trump in office.