One of the least-celebrated but most original design genres during the mid- to late-'60s was TV graphics.
Steven Heller thumbs through the pages of a historic scrapbook from 1909.
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?
From time to time the Daily Heller self-righteously turns to its Separated at Birth theme to look at the continual behaviors of “borrowing,” “influence,” “copying,” “indulging,” “pilfering” and “replicating.” Ideas are as free as the air but application usually confirms whether someone has committed homage or something less honorable—flattery or felony. On this point Stefan...
Michael Dooley talks with the authors of 20 Over 80: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design.
Steve Heller takes a look at Ruben Pater's "The Politics of Design: A (Not So) Global Manual for Visual Communication."
Dooley digs into the ways Midcentury California artists exploited and drew influence from comics like Flash Gordon with adventurous vitality.
The City College of New York presented its Presidential Award to wunder-elder, art director and "big idea" ad man George Lois. Read his acceptance speech here.