Ever since the 1950s, candy stores have been designed to communicate fantasy, escape and joy. Today’s crop of candy shops takes cues from the past yet tailor to the needs and tastes of consumers wired in to social media. Let's have a look.
Even lovers of design may find it difficult to pay much attention to the packaging when there's chocolate inside—but have a closer look and you'll likely find that the brand is attempting to appeal to certain groups of people.
Obsessed with dots? You're in luck. From 1950s-era Harvey Comics' Little Dot to shows by avant-garde art’s latest superstar, Yayoi Kusama, the concept of dots in endless, relentless repetition is alive and prospering.
Is it normal for an average post-middle-aged guy like me to be complimented on an almost daily basis for wearing a hat?
It is interesting how visions of the future—mechanical men—have evolved from the primitive creatures of fantasy past into the robots of today.
Three vintage delights from design hoarder Steven Heller: Otto Soglow's Tydol man; a Tom Mix Little Big Book; and a Nabisco trademark boy as letter opener.
There are not many copies of the newly printed facsimile edition of Fortunato Depero's "Bolted Book" left for sale. But "act now" and you may be lucky.
Chronicle Books is celebrating 50 years with an exhibition of 50 covers. Here are 25.
I couldn't resist. How could I not open a letter to the great actor Robert Wagner, former husband of Natalie Wood and sometime guest host on TCM?
Discover Bradbury Thompson's brilliant company magazine "Inspirations," which he created for the Westvaco paper mill.