Dooley talks with pop culture archaeologist Warren Dotz, author of books on design artifacts such as packaging labels for firecrackers... and Elephant Love.
Read Michael Dooley's exploration of the history of the beautiful, unorthodox Flair Magazine.
If you’ve been captivated by the bold, atmospheric cinematography of Daredevil‘s first season on Netflix, you might want to seek out the similarly stunning comic book version by Alex Maleev. Series executive producer Jeph Loeb credits Maleev as a key visual influence: “With Alex’s art, we looked at that and said ‘that’s the look...
Michael Dooley shares a post-finale essay on advertising for the hit TV series Mad Men.
Jeshurun Webb asked renowned designers to pair an art-related book with a non-art related book to create a "required" reading list for designers.
As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...
This post explores the many contradictory meanings of the color green, from poison to nature, from luck to its opposite.
The bold new Criterion Designs coffee table-sized hardcover includes video packaging designs that are a joy to behold. Michael Dooley explores.
Whether you're a newcomer to the world of hand lettering or you're an old pro, you'll love the resources in the Perfect Pen Hand Lettering Kit.
Michael Dooley talks with Mike Salisbury, the art director behind the iconic album cover that distinguished the King of Pop from the rest of the Jackson 5.