George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" includes the following warnings that hold true for design.
Roger van den Bergh of Onoma LLC, an identity and media design firm in New York City, gave himself a painstaking challenge: Design a new MTA Subway map for the city.
Mark Randall of Worldstudio asks: Does human-centered design lead to better health outcomes? Come find out.
Heller rounds up a selection of fictional alternate history flag designs from different stories and miniseries.
Jessica Helfand is unafraid to question design dogma, pick apart jargon, investigate the motives and impulses of the field. Read a fascinating interview with her from Ken Gordon.
"The Disasters of War" by Francisco Goya is arguably as or even more powerful and poignant than any of the other timeless anti-war artworks—which is why their presence on wine bottles raises some questions.
Steven Heller takes a look at 2016, and decides that 2017 must be all about a new era of typographic education.
How to use symbols in the service of viable information has been an ongoing topic for visual communicators, as "The Challenge of Symbology" (1959) attests.
Amid the rise of fake news, Michael Dooley revisits a 2000 AIGA Journal profile of iconic satirist Paul Krassner and his pioneering publication, The Realist.
In this piece on storytelling in design, film and advertising, Johan Liedgren explores different theories on the finite number of plots and what they mean for the process of building narratives.