Thanks to research extraordinaire Jeff Roth, here is a collection of vintage road maps from all over the world.
Czechoslovakia was at the forefront of the European Avant Garde typography and design movement, as these Czech book covers reveal.
Not every soldier fought with a gun and bayonet. Commercial art was one of many jobs available to draftees and enlistees during WWII.
Martin Salisbury's "The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920–1970" (Thames & Hudson) is an incredible collection of book jackets.
Tiger Beat‘s Monkee Spectacular made an impression on me as a wannabe publication designer—it was the model I used for layouts in underground music mags.
Bang the drums and sound the trumpets! Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is officially live today, and it’s Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. A blue-shifted purple, Pantone describes the color as “provocative and thoughtful,” noting it “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” Colors-of-the-year announcements interest me intensely, as...
After WWI, Edward Bernays, the "inventor" of PR and the father of spin, was hired by the American Tobacco Company to encourage women to start smoking.
Steven Heller takes a look at the mysterious "ABC Design: A Modular Alphabet Book" by Dana Atchley.
In 1988, I conducted a three-hour interview with Quentin Fiore, designer/author with Marshall McLuhan of "The Medium is the Massage."
Sin City enthusiasts can indulge in the next best thing to owning the original art with Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection.