George Lois

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It’s All Greek To Lois

George Lois is Greek through and through, so it is fitting that a young Greek publisher, Key Books, is publishing his Damn Good Advice later this year.

Full page Timeless Whoppers

Have a Whopper Today

Famed ad man George Lois and Luke Lois have been creating these political ad caricatures for The Nation as a part of the Timeless WHopper campaign to illustrate some of the biggest fibs made by public figures.

An L.A. View of Meggs's N.Y. School of Design

Everyone will approach the fifth edition of Meggs’ History of Graphic Design through their own personal filters. Steve Heller’s already done his overview of the print and digital versions. Paul Shaw may pick up his Blue Pencil to correct factual and editorial errors. Marxist and feminist critics might deal with the two Martha Stewart...

Talkin' 'Bout Creativity

What did we do before the Internet made it possible to preserve almost anything? Some of you probably don’t remember when you had to go to a design conference to hear about things like “creativity,” and be creatively inspired. Now, it is as close as your computer screen. TED Talks, Creative Mornings, SVA MFA...

George Lois Can Still Kick Your Ass

When George Lois wants something, he usually gets it. Whether it’s Maypo, Matzo, or MTV, the advertising and design legend has won many more battles than he’s lost. And at 81 years old, Lois still approaches life like it’s something to be fought over and enjoyed and laughed about later. He has lived a...

Wisdom in My Pocket

The best thing about George Lois’s latest book, Damn Good Advice (for people with talent), published by Phaidon Press, is you can keep it in your pocket or pocket book. It is compact, lightweight and user friendly. So every time you are faced with the urge for an infusion of wisdom, it is at...

BBC Design Documentaries at SVA

Last chance to get tickets to the SVA / BBC Design Documentary Film Festival. Last chance to see these BBC documentary films. The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Graduate Design Programs will host the SVA / BBC Design Film Festival at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York (Saturday, March 24, 2012...

George Lois's Bright Ideas

George Lois doesn’t need advice. But the designer for whom “legendary ad man” is practically a Homeric epithet has loads to share in Damn Good Advice (for People with Talent!), a slim, fast-paced collection that comes out in March (Phaidon, $9.95). Although there are plenty of tips for the aspiring “master communicator” (No. 6:...

9/11 and the Fall of Mad Men

Mad Men season five… about time! But that new outdoor ad of the guy suspended in white space… what’s the big idea? It’s certainly eye-catching. And it’s already become controversial after just a few days. In those respects it may be meant to announce “Don Draper: the George Lois years.” People are offended by...

A Grab-Bag of Happy Holidays From J.J. Sedelmaier Productions!

It seemed like a fun idea to take advantage of the upcoming holiday season and post a retrospective of some JJSP holiday greeting cards! Even though we did half of them in-house, I have to say that the ones we did with designers and artists OUTside the studio were more fun! It also gave...