These two recently released comics-based biographies of cartoonists are the firsts of their kind, and combined, they cover around 100 comics pioneers.
The soon-to-be reopened Cooper Hewitt Museum chronicles Ladislav Sutnar, the Czech / American graphic designer and information design innovator, on its brand new website. It features images from the Sutnar Archive and a video where I interview Radislav Sutnar, son of the designer.
Graphic designer Frida Larios has created a new Maya writing system intended to honor Maya language and bring it into contemporary life and culture.
Design I/O founders Theodore Watson and Emily Gobeille use interactive and animation designs to tell stories and engage audiences.
Steven Heller draws attention to Bradbury Thompson, editor/designer of Westvaco Inspirations and art director of Mademoiselle magazine with a short profile and several examples of his work.
A Q&A with Swedish illustrator Lotta Kühlhorn about pattern design, pattern-making and seeing the world through a patterned lens.
Print's editors take the task of selecting Regional Design Awards judges very seriously. We've finalized our prestigious roster of 2014 RDA judges. Will they see your work as they curate the next class of winning designs?
Those of us who reside east of the Hudson and west of the East rivers are grateful we don't live anywhere else. Yet, despite all the Jersey put downs, its not such a bad place. In fact, aside from bridge lane closings and the incredible number of Jersey mayors on trial or in prison...
Italo Lupi and Italian Graphic Design are synonymous. His most recent book, Autobiografica Grafica (Edizioni Corraini), is a memoir of design (an autobiographica), aesthetics and art -- of the half century he has helped guide and influence Italian practice. I asked Lupi to tell me about book and the joys of designing.
In part 2 of our interview with designer Aaron Draplin, he talks about the genesis of the Field Notes brand of workhorse notebooks, and how a personal project became a successful business.