Each year, AIGA selects a series of designers and visual artists to present with the AIGA Medal. A truly distinguished honor, the medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements, services or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication. Emory Douglas, one of the five artists honored as a 2015...
Learn about the fascinating epic tale behind the lost typeface Unica—and its digital rebirth as Neue Haas Unica.
As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...
Rafael Van Winkel explores movie poster design examples in which designers took common typography trends to the next level.
Andrew Seymour of Pinksheep Printing details three print collateral options for your next promotional project.
E. Simms Campbell was an indispensable part of Esquire’s birth in the early 1930s. He established its visual style. He invented the original Esky character. And, in the words of its founding editor Arnold Gingrich, his full-page color cartoons “catapulted the magazine’s circulation from the start.” Campbell may also be the first African-American illustrator...
Ellen Shapiro explores “Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand,” a new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.
Ellen Shapiro explores the "information architecture" of Ann Toebbe, who creates intriguing collages of floor plans made from cut paper and gouache .
Illustrator and hand lettering artist Linzie Hunter reached out to her social media audience to collect New Year's resolutions to illustrate.
Sustainability, the South, and Women in Design: Delve into the words and work of Ann Willoughby.