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.
Isotypes distill human experiences into pictorial forms. They are everywhere. One of the most famous isotypes, the International Symbol of Access, is revamped.
Daydreams & Nightschemes is a self-initiated, real-time journey of 52 weeks focused on the creation of 52 new projects by Jon Newman.
Within a 1955 insert of Print, there was an insert written and designed by Will Burtin titled "A Program in Print: Upjohn and Design" seamlessly folded into the magazine.
In 1936, the former speakeasy and NYC restaurant-club, Jack & Charlie's "21" (what we now know as The 21 Club) published, "The Iron Gate" as a self-promotional tool.
Before Instagram, photo albums required considerable manual labor to keep fresh and current. There were various ways, but one of the most popular was a tracing method, in this case known as Rite-a-Title. You could “Write a Title in a brilliant, permanent white without pen or ink” and “Decorate snapshots with humorous sketches.” It...
This is not the anniversary of H.K. Frenzel’s birth (1882) or death (1937) but it is the commemoration of both, decades much too late.
I consider myself very lucky to have been exposed to children’s books as a kid that were published way before my time—it gave me a wonderful perspective on everything from design and illustration to historical content. A good example is “The Modern Storybook” from the 1930′s. I grew up reading my father’s copy of...