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.
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A promotional booklet for 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair ignites curiosity for an entire collection of visually stunning memorabilia.
Isotypes distill human experiences into pictorial forms. They are everywhere. One of the most famous isotypes, the International Symbol of Access, is revamped.
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.
Designers! (And here we all picture the stern elegance of Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, locking his gaze with our over trim, gold-rimmed glasses.) If you haven’t already registered for HOW Design Live 2013, you’ve got just about a month left to rectify this grievous oversight. In today’s post, I give you 5 sure-fire reasons...
Powell-Peralta was faced with the task of promoting its brand of skateboards and the Bones Brigade team. These experimentation advertisements represent skater visual culture.
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that were published way before my time—it gave me a wonderful perspective on everything from design and illustration to historical content.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...
In 1927, Samuel Welo published his first edition of “Studio Handbook: Letter And Design For Artists And Advertisers.” But this collection of fonts, ornaments, logos and other ad elements was not only meant to provide specific examples of design to the user. It also reminds the reader of the importance of composition—hand drawn composition....