Steven Heller talks with Michael Skjei about a new exhibition that honors an underappreciated genius: Leaster Beall.
A crazy quilt of material concerning aspects of the Chicago Tribune that have injected themselves into J.J. Sedelmaier's personal and professional life.
Steven Heller takes a look at the evolution of classic Modern to Mid-Century Modern design via Fortune magazine and a forgotten artist.
Michael Dooley discusses the work of Dorothy and Otis Shepard, two pioneers of American Modernist design.
When I think of “experimental typography,” visions of dancing, distressed, and often illegible letterforms leap to mind. But in 1960, when the Composing Room (directed by Dr. Robert Leslie), one of New York’s most influential type shops-cum-graphic design showcases, invoked the term, clarity was the goal—somewhat. This was the moment when hot-metal typesetting was...