Dooley talks with pop culture archaeologist Warren Dotz, author of books on design artifacts such as packaging labels for firecrackers... and Elephant Love.
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...