Psychedelics are usually seen in color. But there was a black-and-white side to the experience represented here in the work of Lee Conklin.
A crazy quilt of material concerning aspects of the Chicago Tribune that have injected themselves into J.J. Sedelmaier's personal and professional life.
Steven Heller introduces his collection of busts—objects representative of the authoritative past, present and future.
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.