History

An Eames Immersion

At The World of Charles and Ray Eames, hundreds of the couple’s most influential works come together to form an inspiring visual adventure.

Jeff Roth’s Archival Pick: Pete Seeger

This is another in a mini-series of archival selections from Jeff Roth, a remarkable archivist, who runs the New York Times morgue, where folders filled with clips and photographs are buried. Heller asked him to chose five (or more) of this favorite images and tell use why. Today: "Pete Seeger."

Jeff Roth’s Archival Pick: The Collyer Brothers

This is another in mini-series of archival selections from Jeff Roth, a remarkable archivist, who runs the New York Times morgue, where folders filled with clips and photographs are buried. Heller has asked him to chose five (or more) of this favorite images and tell use why. Today: The Collyer Brothers

Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Finally Shuts Up

Interview magazine has just ceased publication, not quite a half-century after it began. Here, Michael Dooley shares a 2005 review of a seven-volume set of books titles "Andy Warhol's Interview: The Crystal Ball of Pop Culture" that reads a little more like an obituary than a review.

Jeff Roth’s Archival Pick: Jimi Hendrix

This is the first of a new mini-series of archival selections from Jeff Roth, a remarkable archivist, who runs the New York Times morgue, where folders filled with clips and photographs are buried. Heller asked him to chose five of this favorite images and tell us why. Today: Woodstock.

Good Vibrations

Steven Heller has always had a soft spot in his heart for Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar's vibrating typeface that was used for the Electric Circus poster.

When Progress Propagates Like Yeast

In 1948, designer, typographer and illustrator Thomas Maitland Cleland gave a talk on the nature of "'Progress' in the Graphic Arts." Here, Heller reproduces the printed version as an example of design criticism before the age of design criticism.

It was 50 Years Ago Today …

This is the year to look back at 1968 when the counter culture made its mark and almost the same year lost its impact. Heller has decided to revisit this past that defined his own life and career. Here, you'll find an excerpt from a recent talk he gave a The Type Director's Club...