Is Copying the Highest Form of Flattery?

Art and Craft, which opens tomorrow, is a film about an enigmatic art forger who gives (he does not sell) his forgeries to museums, libraries and other institutions throughout the U.S. Hear what the directors have to say about it and the forger.


Image of the Day, 10/10/2013: Vignelli doc poster

Design is One is a new documentary from Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra that takes on the enormously influential designers Lella & Massimo Vignelli and features interviews with Michael Beirut, Jessica Hefland and Milton Glaser. Upcoming screenings include the IFC …

Benita’s Shorts

I first met Benita Raphan at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where we were both studying graphic design in the precomputer Stone Age. She was an iconoclast even back in the early 1980s—the first person I knew …

Today's Obsession: Depression-Era America

My Twitter stream yielded this amazing link the other day: a huge gallery of circa-1940 color photographs. The images are breathtaking; color photography was possible in those years, but nearly unheard of outside of those who could afford a luxury …