In memory of 1960s underground comix artists Skip Williamson and Jay Lynch, Michael Dooley explores some of their most distinctive work.
Meet Chicago-based Designer of the Week Jen Marquez, a designer and hand-letterer who can frequently be found sharing hand-lettered pieces with the world.
Michael Dooley looks at illustrations and editorial design in Duke Magazine, the first "Playboy" for black Americans.
Meet Matthew Muñoz of New Kind, where they practice storytelling in design, crafting stories that excite and inform, and help clients realize their future.
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...
J.J. Sedelmaier looks at "50 Years Of Schwinn Built Bicycles," an illustrated tome published in 1945.
Michael Dooley discusses the work of Dorothy and Otis Shepard, two pioneers of American Modernist design.
Peek inside the 1936 and 1940 editions of "27 Chicago Designers" booklet, used to promote Chicago's designers and illustrators.
I’ve known Joshua Landsman for over 45 years. We went to the same junior-high/high school in Evanston, lllinois, and even worked on our school newsletter together. I was always in awe of his writing talent—and sense of humor. He’s since written screenplays and one-act plays—his “Frank Talk About Matters Big And Small” played at...
Bonne Bastille! I am a laggard this year on celebrating July 14, but a no less ardent one. I’ve always been a particular fan of this dashing-to-smashing holiday—dashing until the smashing came along, that is. It puts me in mind of all things patriotic, particularly that ultimate piece of local branding: the flag. This...