Save the Last Dansk for Me

Forgive the inexcusable pun. This is serious. Well, serious if you are a fan of letterhead design. Below are a selection of Danish letterheads (brevpapir) and bill-heads (fakturablanketter) from a rare specimen book published in the early 1950s in Copenhagen. …

Greek Fascists Make a Mark

Hard economic times breed hardcore Fascists. The Greek ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn, which this Summer rallied at Thermopylae before the statue of King Leonidas of Sparta, has become the third most popular political party in Greece. It feeds on a …

Rand's Rules of the Road

Paul Rand was a stickler for the details that God is supposed to be in. As precise as he was in his own work, he was twice as precise in how others used his logos. His insistence on quality was …

Words To Brighten a Wall

Jun Yokoyama has created a piece of design art that he calls 3Decor. They are typographic 3-D panels with words and images and word images that can be used in the home. I was intrigued and asked him to explain: …

Equality in Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow

Mirko Ilić has produced an analog interactive logo for the 7th Zagreb Jewish Film Festival in Croatia, with the theme “Equality.” Below are a few designs with applications of the logo by Sanja Kuzmanovic. See if the optical illusion meets the …

The Seventh Seal of Disapproval

Death. Can’t live with it or without it. It sucks! Death is terrible when someone you love passes. But we’ve also all grieved when, say, a product that we’ve become attached to is put out on the ice flow. The …

Sugar, Sugar, Honey, Honey: Sweet Logos for a Candy Emporium

Michael Doret, the master letterer and founder of Alphabet Soup Type Founders, is involved in “a really interesting logo/design project out here in LA.” It is a series of six logos—five by Doret, one by Laura Smith (hers is last …

Giving Big Bird the Bird

During last week’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney promised to kill funding for Public Broadcasting, which includes Sesame Street, the most successful educational TV show for children in the United States, if not the world. Here’s what he said: “I’m sorry, …