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.
A crazy quilt of material concerning aspects of the Chicago Tribune that have injected themselves into J.J. Sedelmaier's personal and professional life.
Jandos Rothstein expands on his insights about typographic hierarchy with examples from the past that violate essential design principles.
“Bread and Circus” referred to they way the Roman emperor would hand out cheap food and entertainment as a way to gain popularity with the common people. And yet today, it’s this same model that should replace the lingering plague of 30-second TV spots.
Panels, pundits, talking heads and trolls. No, it's not an open casting call for a new season of Game of Thrones; it's our current hypercritical media environment. And its latest victim? Logo design.
White space eventually became the hallmark of graphic design Modernism, but it happened gradually. We've learned to never underestimate its graphic power.
Steven Heller talks with Ayse Birsel about her new book, "Design the Life You Love."