J.J. Sedelmaier partners with Peter Paeth to bring you this extensively researched article about commercial artist Louis Paeth, whose career serves as a wonderful example of how many illustrators and designers navigated the world of commercial art during much of the 20th century.
Heller gives us a look into two museums he recently visited in Warsaw, a city with a long legacy as a capital of design innovation.
Design and politics have had an immense crossover the past decade, and the Design Museum in London is opening a new exhibition on March 28 that taps into this crossover.
Heller talks with Scott Boms, design lead and and studio manager of the Analog Research Lab at Facebook in Menlo Park, who is the caretaker of some Marshall McLuhan artifacts and the next generation of McLuhan thinking.
As debates on important social topics like immigration and surveillance continue to heat up, artists have responded in kind. One such artist is designer Blazo Kovacevic, an immigrant from Podgorica, Montenegro who has explored these topics through myriad projects, his latest being "Incited."
Boxed matches did not set Iran ablaze when in January 1978 the revolution lit the way for the end of the Pahlavi (Shah of Iran) dynasty, but the artifacts collected in a book of matchbox labels provides a curious history of what led up to the turnover of government and way of life for...
Spectators at the Winter Olympics are treated to an aggressive parade of brands and branding—but this year, 169 Olympic Athletes from Russia were forced to wear plain uniforms and march under a plain white Olympic flag. In terms of logos and branding, is this the equivalent of generic products from the 1970s?
English cartoonist/illustrator Arthur Wragg (1903–1976) produced books on Christian Socialist themes, primarily between the two World Wars. The pieces in his book Jesus Wept are attacks on politicians and warmongers who claim that God is on their side.
Heller shares some of the propaganda and paraphernalia that inspired and motivated the "North Vietnamese" to drive the French from their country, only to have the vacuum filled by American advisors and ground troops.
Have a look at The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, or SINA, a satire on propriety initiated by comedian and prankster Alan Abel from 1959 to 1962.