Steven Heller talks illustration with Douglas B. Dowd of the The Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis.
The history of illustration was once a topic rarely discussed in critical and academic circles. But today, that's finally changing.
Ever want to design lettering that causes eyes to glaze over in amazement, such as the letterings of Jessica Hische or Louise Fili? The first step is to learn the basic letterforms. From HOW Design University’s course with Type Camp, Letterform Design, we grabbed some useful diagrams on type anatomy. Letterform Design covers how to design...
Elliott Earls, head of the 2D design department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, discusses his work, his philosophy and his video series, Studio Practice.
Adobe’s pen tool is one of the most challenging and brilliant tools for mastering digital illustrations. It oftentimes requires patience during the several revisions to polish a design to your vision. However, it’s well-worth the time, even if it’s frustrating. Using the pen tool is, personally, not one of my strong suits. I’ve been...
Heller shares a design history tool, Arts:Search—a major new journals-based resource for researching the history of 19th- and 20th-century art and design.
Steven Heller talks with Jessica Helfand about her thought-provoking new book of essays, "Design: The Invention of Desire."
Logo designs that incorporate a company’s ethos have a unique ability to create a community of brand activists. These logos augment brand loyalty by aptly establishing credibility into the logo mark through a visual demonstration of the company’s trustworthy character traits. Designers strategize on how to mirror the brand’s ethos when conceptualizing a logo design...
In the late 1940s, when "The Use of Heads in Commercial Art" was produced, stereotypes of the Platonic ideal and accepted fashions were sophomoric.
Martin Venezky makes the phrase “blurring the boundaries between graphic design and fine art” into a non-cliché.