Featured Design History

The Three Plakateers

In 1905 the first modern advertising poster was created: bold eye-catching lettering with flat colors; simplified shapes and objects and the composition focused on a central object. The Plakatstil was born. Lucian Bernhard, Ludwig Hohlwein, Julius Klinger: these were the three plakateers who revolutionized the approach to advertising and left a heritage of ideas...

Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Finally Shuts Up

Interview magazine has just ceased publication, not quite a half-century after it began. Here, Michael Dooley shares a 2005 review of a seven-volume set of books titles "Andy Warhol's Interview: The Crystal Ball of Pop Culture" that reads a little more like an obituary than a review.

The Unexpected Designs of Famous Designers

The best of the best is what they are known for. Those groundbreaking designs indelibly linked with the designers themselves. But what happens when those designers step outside of their comfort zones? Let's looks at some of the more unexpected works from the likes of Milton Glaser, Alvin Lustig, Michael Bierut & more.