Read Michael Dooley's exploration of the history of the beautiful, unorthodox Flair Magazine.
Steven Heller looks at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv's beautiful new illustrated Barnes & Noble bags.
My fascination with brand design started with the soda-pop realm. I’d always loved leafing through old magazines and usually paid more attention to the advertising in them than the articles. Because my father had a collection of Life magazines beginning with the first issue in 1936 and continuing through the World War II years,...
A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...
Michael Dooley shares a post-finale essay on advertising for the hit TV series Mad Men.
J.J. Sedelmaier presents his compendium of Avengers comic book covers.
J.J. Sedelmaier explores the book Ludwig Hohlwein, a collection of poster designs by the artist published in Berlin in 1926.
J.J. Sedelmaier looks at "50 Years Of Schwinn Built Bicycles," an illustrated tome published in 1945.
I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It wasn’t until taking a calligraphy course in college (with Professor Don Anderson, author of “The Art Of Written Forms”) that I ran across them...
The Bauhaus school demanded mastery of multimedia design from their Masters, but few incorporated music, theater, and dance as astutely as Oskar Schlemmer.