The history of illustration was once a topic rarely discussed in critical and academic circles. But today, that's finally changing.
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.
Johan Liedgren discusses how stories from literature and film can teach designers how to go about creating desire in the visual presentation of products.
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.
Yellow book covers are huge again, say the pundits. Why and how - and where's a color fan to locate the sunniest designs out there? Here's your guide.
Steven Heller talks with Martin ∆. Pedersen about his unique new architecture website, Common Edge.
The insatiable need of investors and the opportunistic pandering of end user marketing both compete with and fail to address the question that really matters for great design: why?
Steve Heller takes a look at Ruben Pater's "The Politics of Design: A (Not So) Global Manual for Visual Communication."
Under Nazism, type was as political as everything else. Sans suggested Modernism, and Modernists were degenerates. But then there's Die Jungenschaft.
Johan Liedgren addresses the challenge of humanizing AI in order to craft a coherent design narrative.