Pencil to Pixel, Exhibit by Monotype

Relive the Beauty of Pencil to Pixel

Did you miss “Pencil to Pixel,” a one-week popup exhibit of artifacts representing more than 100 years of typeface design? Check out these fabulous photos.

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Rick Poynor’s Observer: Picture This

The Unwritten History of Graphic Designers and Photography The relationship between photography and graphic design receives much less attention than we might expect. After all, photography is fundamental to graphic design, as it has been since the latter was formulated …

War Torn

This book was designed to show the nadir not the apotheosis of war. Kamerad im Westen: Ein Bericht in 221 Bildern (Comrade in the West: A Report in 221 Pictures)(Societäts-Verlag) is a 1930 compilation of home front and battlefield photographs …

Robert Burley Photographs the End of Analog Photography

In 2010, the Canadian photographer Robert Burley, and others, traveled to Parsons, Kansas, to commemorate the end of an era, and to get film developed. At the height of Kodachrome’s popularity, according to this New York Times article, the film …

Ultimate Expression: Polaroid, Google, and A New American Picture 

Say the word “Polaroid” today and it evokes genuine nostalgia that reaches back to 1948, when the Land Camera, the first camera capable of providing pictures more or less instantly, hit the market—and it simultaneously conjures a contemporary retro-chic aesthetic …

Analog Interactivity: A Book Report

Books-as-objects may be a bridge between the pre-digital and the digital. Major publishers presume that while books—and particularly art or picture books—are in future flux, the more interactive the special printing and binding effects are, the better for keeping readers …

Burning Desires: What Must be Saved

There has long been an obsession with bucket lists (although most of us never heard the term until the film with it in the title). Lists of what to save if the world came to an end are just as …

"What's In Your Garbage?"

For the Trash Issue, we asked 18 designers, “What’s in your garbage?” Sam Weber The photo is of my recycling bin, holding some reference photos and crumpled-up drawings. . Natasha Jen, Pentagram One 9-by-12–inch manila envelope; one padded manila envelope …