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...
Rafael Vasquez has been photographing designers and illustrators for the past few years. He corners his subjects at events and asks them for permission to enter their homes and studios. “For me, the joy of the creative process of portraiture is the sublime path of happiness in my life,” he writes. He plays with...
At the Cranbrook Art Museum’s new exhibition “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986,” punk rock’s visual lexicon comes into focus.
This is another in a mini-series of archival selections from Jeff Roth, a remarkable archivist, who runs the New York Times morgue, where folders filled with clips and photographs are buried. Heller asked him to chose five (or more) of this favorite images and tell use why. Today: "Pete Seeger."
If these beer labels and packaging designs say anything about the flavor of the product within, then you're in for some delicious spirits. And if these 13 Regional Design Award-Winners don't keep you warm this weekend, we're not sure what will.
Our favorite part of the Regional Designs Awards each year is the slew of award-winning book cover designs that we receive from each region. The old adage may be "never judge a book by its cover," but we all know how important first impressions are.
"All good art is political" is the theme of Galerie St. Etienne's exhibition of the same name featuring Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) and Sue Coe (b. 1951).
Thoughts and feelings are evoked in the machine art depicted by talented artist Rosemary Lewandowski-Lois, wife to George Lois.
It's hard to believe, but Milton Glaser has never shown work at an art print fair—this despite the hundreds of prints and posters he's created over his six-plus decade career. Until now.
Chronicle Books is celebrating 50 years with an exhibition of 50 covers. Here are 25.