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Lolita: A Cover Girl Misunderstood

The cover of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita has sparked much intrigue. 80 renowned designers and illustrators, like Paula Scher, Jessica Hische and Matt Dorfman (shown above), interpret the cover in new ways. Take a look.

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40 Days of Dating: Will Opposites Attract?

She’s a hopeless romantic in search of love while he is a serial dater who is well aware of his inability to commit. Designers Jessica Walsh & Timothy Goodman embark into dangerous territory — dating — and will document it all with art.

Q & A with Color Maven Jessi Arrington

Perched near the tippy-top of the pantheon of all-time color fans you’ll find Jessi Arrington, co-founder of the Brooklyn-based design studio WORKSHOP. Jessi debuted in The New York Times in May 2011 as a member of Studiomates, a co-working collective …

Introducing The Weekend Heller

Neither rain nor snow, hail nor sleet will keep this blogger from his appointed rounds. It is with great pleasure I announce that I will be writing a new weekend roundup of news, views, and recommendations. Anywhere from three to …

The Pencil Factory: An Oral History

  According to New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, the six-story art deco building at 47–61 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn was built in 1924 for the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. The firm had several buildings in the neighborhood dating as …

The Education of a Typographic Innovator

Rolando G. Alcantara was born and raised in Torreón, an industrial city in north-central Mexico. He attended a technical high school there. Since childhood, he’d planned to become a doctor—a radiologist, like his mom. A few weeks ago, he received …

"Unjustified", Part II

By Paula Scher As promised, the following are my thoughts about future AIGA competitions (shows) and a response to the 160 plus posts to my recent article on Imprint “AIGA: Unjustified”. 1. Are Design Competitions an “elitist system”? I owe …

Top Inspirational Career Advice

Design TV, presented by HOW and Print, brings you inspirational career advice from the design industry’s most successful business owners and visionaries, including author Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Jessica Hische and authors Tim Lapetino and Jason Adam. View these OnDemand design tutorials …

License Plates Turned Into Coolest Design Invitation

How do you know when you’ve officially “made it” as a designer? Forget winning prestigious design awards, having your work featured in coveted magazines, or even scoring the biggest clients. We’re talking license plates, baby! In a wild attempt to woo designer/typographer …