Paul Shaw investigates the history of both justified and flush left, rag right settings, and takes a look at contemporary hyphenation practices—and issues like the modern-day design allergy to hyphens.
Medical marijuana packaging is a new frontier. And Jeff Johnson, founder, owner and designer of Replace in Minneapolis, has just completed a brand and packaging system for Vireo cannabis products.
The golden age of editorial illustration and cartooning is currently on display in the exhibit “American Illustration & Comic Art” at the Sardoni Gallery, Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, PA.
Verena Michelitsch, who is currently a New York City resident by way of Austria, specializes in both conceptualizing and creating unique visual expressions spanning graphic design, art direction, illustration, pattern, editorial and digital design, for clients like Apple, Nasa/JPL and Facebook.
J.J. Sedelmaier partners with Peter Paeth to bring you this extensively researched article about commercial artist Louis Paeth, whose career serves as a wonderful example of how many illustrators and designers navigated the world of commercial art during much of the 20th century.
Chris Ware’s Building Stories blew apart entrenched meanings of “book” and “graphic novel.” So how does he top that? Well, now there’s Monograph. Let's have a look inside.
If it’s a nearly 300-page graphic novel about the history of crossword puzzles, and it’s titled Fun, then it better be pretty damn entertaining. And yes, Italian artist Paolo Bacilieri delivers the fun, both narratively and visually.
Experimental picture books can teach graphic designers a lot about the building blocks of visual acuity and storytelling—and Argentinian author-illustrator Isol is a case in point.
Print design, itself, is an art form. Going from screen to page is a complex process where each step affects the final product. We talked with print design experts and rounded up a few things they wish graphic designers knew as they were creating their projects.
Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.