As I lay on my hotel bed listening to the soothing tones of “My Way” by Sinatra and the “Godfather” theme emanating from the Piazza San Minerva in Rome, I have thoughts of Paul Rand. There are not too many books about or artifacts by Paul Rand in Italy, although his seminal Thoughts on...
Steven Heller has habitually tried to put art and design into neat categories. Yet, as he gets older (maybe wiser), he realizes that Milton Glaser is right. The bucket-concept is not realistic. Art is about growth not limitation. And style is just a surface manifestation of many options available to us all.
Friend, fine artist, teacher, designer and hand-letterer par excellence, Tony DiSpigna’s work is enjoying a much-deserved renaissance with the publication of a beautiful new book and a line of T-shirts with his Spencerian lettering.
"Be My Cover: An Exhibit of Contemporary Cover Design" features 100 of Penguin Random House’s most iconic book covers. The selection gathers book covers published worldwide within the past 10 years by more than 15 imprints from Penguin Random House. This work has been created, or art directed, by 33 designers straddling the Atlantic,...
Poczta, illustrated by Franciszka Themerso, addresses technical knowledge, but in itself is also an example of '30s avant garde art and design. The book was published thanks to funding from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Steven Heller talks with Viken Berberian about the complex narrative in his and Yann Kebbi's graphic novel.
Celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Frankenstein with two new books exploring death & the continual resonance of Mary Shelley's story
Punk rock meets typography in Mike Joyce's new book "Swissted" and the result is a visual addiction.
Martin Salisbury's "The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920–1970" (Thames & Hudson) is an incredible collection of book jackets.
Sin City enthusiasts can indulge in the next best thing to owning the original art with Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection.