In this Imprint series, Sagi Haviv discusses principles of identity design as they manifest in trademarks created by his firm, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. This article looks at major global organizations, all of which have women as their focus, and how feminine energy is channeled into their identities.
Readers of my blog posts for Imprint know I’m a loyal fan of the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railway, The North Shore Line, an electric interurban railway that ran from Chicago to Milwaukee between the late 19th century and January of 1963. My fascination stems from the fact that during its run, it...
Don’t let the headline fool you. This is not a post about psychological disorder. Its about a font — but not just any font . . . . Back in April, I quoted designers Nikola Djurek with Marko Hrastovec of Typonine about their new typeface: “Audree is type system [not the plant from a...
The cover of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita has sparked much intrigue. 80 renowned designers and illustrators, like Paula Scher, Jessica Hische and Matt Dorfman (shown above), interpret the cover in new ways. Take a look.
The Comics Arts Conference is an amalgamation of comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians. Join this discussion of the relevance of The Comics Arts Conference and the debate on whether or not Bruce Wayne has a psychological disorder.
Steven Heller share his thoughts on how design history might be employed in high school art curricula, and why design history is important.
The book publishing industry still doesn’t really know what to do with itself. But people continue to read and books remain relevant. The manifestation of that relevance can take many different shapes, as documented in all of these books about books.
I can't say I think of Planters' Mr. Peanut as a source of historical data, but this colorful little "Paint Book" from 1935 would seem to indicate otherwise.
The year was 1993 and using a computer for graphic design was, well, uncommon. See what Carlos Segura had to say about his digital design of the HOW Design Conference brochure that gave the design industry something big to talk about.
In December 1961, Claes Oldenburg opened an enticing exhibition space called The Store in a Lower East Side storefront at 107 East Second Street. The district was a few years away from being christened The East Village, but The Store was certainly one of the landmarks of this enduring bohemian realm. I stumbled across...