In 1977, decades before my own head became barren, I was invited to an unveiling of Yossarian's The Razor's Edge—the journal for women with shaved heads.
Elbert Chu discusses how he created the watch of his dreams with no design background, the power of Kickstarter, and the beauty of maker culture today.
It's never too early to mark the old iCal for Steven Guarnaccia's annual Stoop Sale.
My fascination with brand design started with the soda-pop realm. I’d always loved leafing through old magazines and usually paid more attention to the advertising in them than the articles. Because my father had a collection of Life magazines beginning with the first issue in 1936 and continuing through the World War II years,...
Nadja Sayej explores BurnrateBerlin, a postmodern concept shop and a throwback to the Memphis Group, which was founded in Milan in the 1980s.
A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...
J.J. Sedelmaier presents his compendium of Avengers comic book covers.
J.J. Sedelmaier explores the book Ludwig Hohlwein, a collection of poster designs by the artist published in Berlin in 1926.
Steven Heller examines the modernist design aura of "Fallout Protection: What to Know and Do About Nuclear Attack."
J.J. Sedelmaier looks at "50 Years Of Schwinn Built Bicycles," an illustrated tome published in 1945.