Design Criticism

Postage Cancellation

The latest Kat Ran Press dive into philately includes a short essay by the woodcut artist Antonio Frasconi that appeared in "Art in America" in 1941.

Weekend Heller: Research, Then Write

From June 5–16, the Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism at the School of Visual Arts will host its annual two-week intensive dedicated to design writing.

The Passionate Thoughts of Jessica Helfand

Jessica Helfand is unafraid to question design dogma, pick apart jargon, investigate the motives and impulses of the field. Read a fascinating interview with her from Ken Gordon.

Vintage Goya

"The Disasters of War" by Francisco Goya is arguably as or even more powerful and poignant than any of the other timeless anti-war artworks—which is why their presence on wine bottles raises some questions.