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.
Steven Heller talks with Andrea Indini about Garofalo's new vibrant flour packaging.
I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It wasn’t until taking a calligraphy course in college (with Professor Don Anderson, author of “The Art Of Written Forms”) that I ran across them...
Broadway Magazine covered the beauties and cuties of the stage beginning in 1891. To tickle your show lust, here are two issues.
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.