A New Idea for Sandy Relief: Illustrated Junk Bonds

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City more than two weeks ago, the sleepy waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, suffered some of the worst flooding in the five boroughs. Even now, as much of the rest of the city …

Posters for Public Space

Recently, the San Francisco–based bicycle company Public invited 27 designers, illustrators, and cartoonists to create a series of posters that interpret the concept of “public”—and, in particular, that promote urban spaces that are friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians. Called Public Works, …

Jessica Hische Does Drop Caps for the Classics

Is it too early to start shopping for Christmas? Probably, yes. Nevertheless, we couldn’t resist sharing these images of the forthcoming Penguin Drop Cap series, which will offer some excellent holiday gift options for the bookish typography-and-illustration buffs in your …

Irma Boom Designs a New Logo and House Style for the Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is nearing the end of a decade-long renovation and restoration project by the Spanish architects Cruz y Ortiz. As a prelude to its reopening next April, the museum has just unveiled its new logo, designed by Irma Boom. “My …

Logical Extension: Base Design Rebrands Brussels

Earlier this year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN—the nonprofit organization that controls the Internet’s domain-name system—announced that it was accepting applications for new domain-name extensions. For a mere $185,000 a pop, anyone could suggest alternatives …

DIY Wall Graphics, Courtesy of Bruce Mau Design and Blik

You’re probably familiar with Blik, the California retailer of self-adhesive, removable surface graphics that’s released collections by Keith Haring, 2×4, Charles and Ray Eames, and several other noteworthy artists and designers. For its latest product line, unveiled today, Blik teamed up with Bruce Mau Design (BMD) …