The United Nations’ in-house design team works to create change with a target audience of, well, every single person on the planet
While everyone is jittery about ISIS, designer Meital Gueta decided to transform its trademark ISIS (Daesh) flag into a Jewish New Year (Rosh Ha'shana) greeting card.
Following up on her post about the Gaza War through the eyes of Israeli designers, Ellen Shapiro examines it from the perspective of Palestinian designers.
See the Gaza War through the eyes of Israeli illustrators and art directors for a different perspective.
Graphic designer Frida Larios has created a new Maya writing system intended to honor Maya language and bring it into contemporary life and culture.
While recently picking through the surprisingly meager stacks of Italian ephemera in the flea markets, I came across a veritable history of masthead types. Take a closer look.
My colleague Gail Anderson has what she's calling "My little dog and pony show" at Farmingdale State University. It's up now through the end of March. Learn more about this event and a type conference.
I recently found a catalog of Ukrainian political posters spanning the period after the Russian revolution until the early 1980s - some are surprisingly well known. In light of the apparent push from Russian President Putin to aid the Yanukovych government, seeing this now quaint the Ukrainian SSR-Soviet era posters seems like a deceivingly...
Productive Arts! run by Howard Garfinkel and Larry Zeman is an essential resource for Russian and Soviet design materials (publications, posters, ephemera) produced by the leaders of the Constructivist, Productivist and Socialist Realist movements. Most recently, they published catalogs on Soviet newspapers and specifically pages designed by montagist Gustav Klutsis. I asked Zeman to...
These examples of Chinese stamps are from a stamp book that my parents brought back years ago. There's something very soothing and satisfying about the design of postage stamps -- so small, so intimate.