“The heart is a very, very resilient little muscle. It really is,” said Woody Allen’s character in Hannah and Her Sisters. Heart: Anatomy, Function and Diseases (Dell, 1962) was part of a unique series of “Visual” books illustrated by leading designers. This one, illustrated by George Giusti, is comprised of his abstract and representational...
During the Nazi era in Germany, countless documents and reference works of all kinds—no matter how seemingly insignificant—were published for the populace.
The Mr. ZIP illustration appeared in many PSAs urging postal customers to use the five-digit ZIP Code that was initiated on July 1, 1963.
We’ve reached peak infographics. Are you ready for what comes next in the world of data visualization?
From the Lester Beall–esque cover to the simple vector-like illustrations, this 1953 brochure issued by New York State is a pretty modern look at sex ed.
Roger van den Bergh of Onoma LLC, an identity and media design firm in New York City, gave himself a painstaking challenge: Design a new MTA Subway map for the city.
How to use symbols in the service of viable information has been an ongoing topic for visual communicators, as "The Challenge of Symbology" (1959) attests.
Steven Heller talks with the authors of "Looking Good: A Visual Guide to the Nun’s Habit."
Sometimes typography really is a matter of life and death. Are automakers keeping us safe with dashboard design and typography—both now and in the future?
As graphic designers who specialize in logos and trademarks, Mark Fox and Angie Wang have done a splendid job in "Symbols: A Handbook for Seeing."