Beer in Beer Out: Now That's Branding!

Tuborg, the Danish brewery, has a long history indeed. Founded in 1873 it also has a brand that everyone knows, right up there with Heineken. In recent years, Tuborg has rested on its reputation, without as much aggressive advertising as …

Going Dutch

Art Deco – or art moderne as it was originally described – appealed to those drawn to the trappings of opulence, if only vicariously. It began as an alternative to Art Nouveau design and an alternative to austere modernism. As …

Iranian Design Magazine #26

I have written about and for Neshan, the “professional and educational magazine with the intention of ameliorating ties between graphic designers of Iran, Asia and all parts of the world.” Now there is a new issue, and it is even …

2012 New Visual Artist: Olimpia Zagnoli

By Jane Lerner Cover for Green Like July’s album “Four-Legged Fortune,” 2010 Olimpia Zagnoli, it can be said, is the youngest New Visual Artist ever. Born on February 29, 1984—a leap day—she has technically celebrated only seven birthdays. “When I …

Dissent Makeover

By Aleksandar Maćašev The annual Belgrade design conference, “(Graphic) Designer: Author or Universal Soldier,” was subtitled “Action” this year, and included a street exhibition called “Design of Dissent,” consisting of works featured in the book, Design of Dissent by Milton …

The Ubiquitously Red Balloon

Piet Schreuders founded Furore in 1975, as well as De Wolkenkrabber and De Poezenkrant, Dutch magazines to explore the rare and arcane aspects of popular culture. He is also the author of Paperbacks U.S.A: A Graphic History, 1939-1959 and co-author …

Why Is This Haggadah Different from All Other Haggadot?

“If I touch the letters, I think and I hope that people will be touched by them.” So said Israeli graphic and type designer Oded Ezer yesterday in a 1.5 hour NY—Tel Aviv Skype interview with me about The New …

2012 New Visual Artist: Casper Heijkenskjöld

There is nothing better than getting paid to do what you love—except, perhaps, learning it from the person you admire the most. “Since I was about 12, I knew I wanted to draw for a living,” says Casper Heijkenskjöld. His …

Finally "Seeing" Street Art

Although my eyes first began digesting what I now know to be “street art” in the mid-1990s in San Francisco, it wasn’t until a trip to Paris in the Fall of 2009 and a move to Los Angeles a couple …