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.
In light of Seymour Chwast's latest book, Steven Brower tracks iconic antiwar images from the 20th Century.
“Turn the mind toward,” or ad vertere, is the ideological cornerstone of advertising. Determining what visual communication will turn the target audience’s mind to believe in a brand or product requires specialized research into the consumer’s motivations and values. Specialized training in visual communication combined with the ability to execute a compelling visual is not a...
The Famous Artists School (founded 1948) was the preeminent correspondence learning service for painting and illustration and design instruction.