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,...
Ever wonder who designs everyday "stuff"? The stuff that is virtually invisible in plain sight? Steven Heller investigates, starting with Cosmos Combs.
In 1975, the tobacco company of Yerevan, Armenia, ran a contest asking for a redesign of its cigarette packaging. Discover who won—and what happened next.
Steven Heller & Co. are on a quest to bring back one of the design world's lost treasures: Ladislav Sutnar's "Visual Design in Action."
Steven Heller talks with !Productive Arts! about their rare collection of Soviet-era cigarette packages.
As we gear up for Print’s 2015 Regional Design Annual, we’re bringing you the Best of Region winners from 2014. Here's Archrival's Cut Spike Packaging.
it was the package more than the Psyllium husk that attracted Steven Heller to Sat-Isabgol, an Indian stomach remedy
At Print, we appreciate all design in varying shapes, sizes and media. While browsing through a myriad of vibrant designs from the Regional Design Annual and beyond, we sought to showcase a less common area of graphic design—the visual identity and package design for food trucks. What originally lured customers to walking up to...
If these albums remind you of Alex Steinweiss, they are not his. They are the record cover work of designer Curt J. Witt, who died on Feb 3.
Using QR codes in design work isn't a new idea, but using them effectively can be a challenge these days. Roberto Blake explores 3 effective uses for them.