Like so many other insignificant consumer items, bobby pins were sold to the public with a modicum of contemporary style and illustrative panache.
In 1915 the National Biscuit Company filed 13 copyright infringement suits to enjoin these businesses from either infringing upon NBC's brand names (including their "Swastika" or red end seal) and/or violating the sanctity of their packaging motifs.
Those vintage, so-called "vernacular" packaged food boxes, cans and labels from the '40s and '50s - when supermarkets were on the rise - were, in fact, designed by designers in design departments. Take a closer look at these package designs.
Sometimes the package is better than the product, such as the 1911 box for the Porosknit Chalmers Knitting Company.
The 1930s magazine More Business was produced by the printing industry to stimulate merchants and manufacturers to use letterpress for all their promotion needs. And they used some excellent cover artists. Take a look at several covers.
Graphic designers need to understand the ins and outs of intellectual property rights, copyright laws and design patents. Intellectual property rights and fair use policies not only help you understand what materials you can use and where, but they also protect your work from infringement by others. Learn all about these legal intricacies in...
Those of us who savor razor packaging must have a name -- razoficiando or blade-maven. This is one of them from the late '40s.
The 1988 spiral bound French Paper Speckletone sample book, featuring the work that put Duffy and company on the map, expresses the trajectory of Duffy and Charles Spencer Anderson's distinct careers. Take a look inside it.
With books migrating to pads and pods this maybe a moot point. But before designed book jackets, book covers were the primary illustrative and typographical surface on a book. The photographs of the covers taken from "Arts and Crafts Book Covers" (in the book over 90 in all), makes this an essential document of...
Packaging design fights for our attention in the store aisles, whether it be for food, beverages or consumer goods. View 10 cool award-winning examples from Print's Regional Design Awards that take the cake.