Gail Anderson


Observer: The Well-Read Designer

Deciding which books will fuel your artistic fire is tough. And creating a must-read list for the Designers & Books website is no easy feat either. Read this Observer column to find out how Rick Poynor went about creating his.

A Print for Obama

During the 2008 election, a flurry of art and design was produced by artists and designers known and not, in support of the Obama campaign. Arguably, it was the largest outpouring of its kind. The volume has not been nearly as high this election season, but Gail Anderson, my erstwhile colleague and co-author, has...

Do the Type-o-motion

[Sung to the tune “Locomotion“] Everybody’s doing a brand-new dance, now (Come on baby, do the Type-o-motion) I know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance now (Come on baby, do the Type-o-motion) My little baby sister can do it with me It’s easier than learning your A-B-C So come...


A reflection on what’s changed in the last fifty years, other than me… COMMUNICATION 1. The NYC boroughs all use the 212 area code (and you don’t have to dial it) 2. Touch tone phones are a novelty 3. Phone numbers begin with letters—XX4, FA5 4. The telephone operator makes person-to-person long distance calls...