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...
I recently interviewed interactive designer Jonathan Harris about his work for the October issue of Print, which is focused on storytelling through design. During the interview, Harris referenced an essay by David Foster Wallace (“A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”) in which DFW explains the difference between art and advertising: This is...
Steven Heller points out the graphic design details on road signs found along the Autostrada of Italy. Buckle up, and come along for the ride.
Angelini Design, which produces Italian Ways, is a wellspring of icons that are key to the cultural and commercial heritage of Italy.