As a history nerd, I simply cannot resist going down the rabbit hole of the history behind great design. I found myself studying advertising design in HOW U’s online course, which discusses the history of advertising during the World War I era—which in turn piqued my interest. I decided to dig further into this era...
Steven Heller takes a look at "The War and Posters in 1914–1918," which marks the 100th anniversary of WWI in Serbia.
Through his interpretations of media and typography, Marshall McLuhan predicted much of today's political world.
Early Germanic runes have reverberated throughout history.
In Nazi Germany, the Aryan certificate (Ariernachweis) was a document certifying that a person was a member of the Aryan race (or not).
In this poster, Ross MacDonald vividly portrays how humanity should respond to the immigration ban as he pays homage to Emma Lazarus' immortal words.
Given the recent resurgence in the popularity of Orwell's classic, these 1984 book covers illustrate the way the novel has been perceived over time.
Steven Heller shows how the Nazis took over printing presses in Germany and tightly controlled the media.
For the recent Women's March across the U.S., artists and designers generously donated poster designs that people could download and reproduce. Meet eight of them.