Collage and montage were novel techniques and the public couldn't get enough novelty. Here is an odd alphabet that is both beauteous and disturbing.
According to the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office in 2012 alone, there were 542,815 applications for patents with 276,788 patents granted. Since 1790, there have been 7 million patents issued total, when Samuel Hopkins was awarded the first patent for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. That patent was signed...
Leen Sader has not reinvented the wheel, but she has a green option for the standard toothbrush. Beyond the Cloth: The Kafiye Project opens on September 8. Learn more in this edition of the Weekend Heller.
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.