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.
Michael Dooley discusses the work of Dorothy and Otis Shepard, two pioneers of American Modernist design.
Beer has been a part of the culture of man for thousands of years dating back to ancient times when wheat and barely were fermented and used as nutritional beverages, the alcohol a seemingly pleasant side effect. As the world aged beer began to play a bigger part in the world’s culture, eventually becoming...
@Issues, a design publication founded by Kit Hinrichs and Delphine Hirasuna, ceased publication in 2008. But it's alive and well now as a graphic design website.