As a history nerd, I simply cannot resist going down the rabbit hole of the history behind great design. I found myself studying advertising design in HOW U’s online course, which discusses the history of advertising during the World War I era—which in turn piqued my interest. I decided to dig further into this era of advertising. One...
Josh Cooley's name was all over the internet as fans shared the Pixar artist's illustrations of iconic scenes from R-rated movies. Check them out here.
The Mr. ZIP illustration appeared in many PSAs urging postal customers to use the five-digit ZIP Code that was initiated on July 1, 1963.
Ellen Shapiro takes us on a tour of the graphic arts and more in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.
These children's books—published on the eve of American involvement in World War II—reveal the mindset of the times on the cultural, social and demographic make-up of the U.S.
The geometric patterns found in mosques are stunningly beautiful and intricate. View some of the historic, beautiful mosques and see the evolution of geometric shapes incorporated into their religious decoration.
From the Lester Beall–esque cover to the simple vector-like illustrations, this 1953 brochure issued by New York State is a pretty modern look at sex ed.
Meghdad Asadi Lari details his new work of calligraphic animation, "Simorgh."
As 2016 wanes and the 2017 New Year begins, Heller reflects on the words of H.L. Mencken wrote for the Baltimore Evening Sun.
Bob Dylan's profile is perhaps the most utilized and most recognizable in modern history. Explore its many iterations.