Socially Responsible Design

As more companies recognize the imperative of lowering their environmental impact, it’s essential to be informed about the latest in sustainability design. Green design and design for good are the way of the future, and savvy designers are creating projects that are positive for people, communities, the planet, and profits. Imprint highlights innovators and eco design strategies, allowing you to truly go green.

Keeping Everyone in the Loop: 50 Years of Chicago “L” Graphics

A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...

The Vintage Speedball Textbook

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...

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The Importance of Creating Provocative, Uncensored Art

Don’t say you weren’t told. WARNING! Graphic Content: Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind has well over 350 controversial illustrations by artists from around the world and throughout history. They deal with extremes of political, cultural, sexual, racial, and, yes, religious issues. It’s also an ebook, enhanced with plenty of video and...

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Ebola Posters Go Viral

Steven Heller chats with Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel about her new ebola poster initiative.

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Snakes on a Virus

To aid the world health organizations in their fight against ebola, Otto Steininger started Art Against Ebola and paired up with 20 artists.

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Warn and Cover

Steven Heller researches ebola awareness posters around the globe.

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Art, Guns and Power

Steven Heller talks with Henry Brimmer about his 2014 ArtPrize entry—a commentary on our post-9/11 lives and the freedoms that now hang in the balance.

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When The Sky Fell In New York

During World War II every American city and town needed to have a strong civil defense authority. Take a look inside a cautionary guide to civilian defense that mixes wit, humor, and comic drawings.