Design Culture

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The Swiss Were Good

Despite the prevalent use of sans serif typography, grids and asymmetrical layouts, Swiss design nonetheless offered a sublime complexity.

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Textiled

Marguerita Mergentime (1894–1941) made her mark in the 1930s with table linens in bold colors and innovative patterns.

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When Men Were Commodified

Men have never been as commodified as women, but men have nonetheless been a big consumer market, as these vintage men's fashions ads show.

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Eddie Opara: From London to New York

Meet Eddie Opara—designer, Pentagram partner and judge of PRINT's 2017 Regional Design Awards. Deadline to enter has been extended to May 1st!

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House of Type

Steven Heller talks with Rich Roat of House Industries about the new book "House: The Process is the Inspiration."

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Life as it Once Was

Here are but a few of thousands of amazing illustrated Life magazine covers of yesteryear.

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And Now … a Few Chuckles

This quirky "Little Joke Book" is typical of the lighthearted private press work of the Peter Pauper Press.

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On Design as Narrative Promise

Most design—arguably all of it—isn’t created to be the actual or final experience. It is instead an experience designed to direct us to another experience yet to come.

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Narrative Types

Tom Geismar (of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv) produced this delightful typographic tale as a small booklet in 1956 when he was just 23.