Photography and Design

In the design world, photography sometimes gets ignored. But photography and graphic design have a long, twinned history, and Print’s vast archive of photos and photo illustrations are sure to inspire graphic designers. You can also immerse yourself in our popular Image of the Day archive, a curated look at the design world through our editors’ and art director’s eyes—visual inspiration refreshed every morning.

Bigger Than Life

Life was the eyes of the nation. Few magazines captured the world through such a powerful lens. Life magazine's photo essays celebrated a barrage of…

Illuminating Artists and Designers

Rafael Vasquez has been photographing designers and illustrators for the past few years. He corners his subjects at events and asks them for permission to enter their homes and studios. “For me, the joy of the creative process of portraiture is the sublime path of happiness in my life,” he writes. He plays with...

Jeff Roth’s Archival Pick: Pete Seeger

This is another in a mini-series of archival selections from Jeff Roth, a remarkable archivist, who runs the New York Times morgue, where folders filled with clips and photographs are buried. Heller asked him to chose five (or more) of this favorite images and tell use why. Today: "Pete Seeger."

My Evergreen Memory

When Steven Heller was 16 years old, he did everything imaginable to get his drawings printed in Evergreen Review, which already published Robert Grossman, Brad Holland, Tomi Ungerer, Edward Sorel and others. By the time he was 19, he was briefly its art director.

Rudy VanderLans’ Still Life

For more than a year, Rudy VanderLans has been sending limited-edition books of photographs to friends as a work in progress. Heller has been happy to be on the mailing list yet had been asked not to write about them until now. Today, VanderLans agreed to tell him more about these new, curiously...