Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman: 2016 AIGA Medalist

Early in 2016 five names were chosen to represent the field of graphic design, and Maira Kalman was one of them. Her achievements, services and contributions to the field have been beyond exceptional, and for them, she received an AIGA Medal.

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Anatomy of a Great Creative Brief

Learn how to write a creative brief and perfect your business strategy with the Develop a Winning Creative Strategy Ultimate Collection. See what’s inside. “Every project starts with a creative brief. But very few projects end up with exceptional results. Why?” So begins the new 25min documentary Briefly, just released online.    It’s the...

Posters for Public Space

Recently, the San Francisco–based bicycle company Public invited 27 designers, illustrators, and cartoonists to create a series of posters that interpret the concept of “public”—and, in particular, that promote urban spaces that are friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians. Called Public Works, the project drew an impressive roster of talent, including Roz Chast, Milton Glaser, Maira...

Osama Been Rejected

A call. An idea. A blog post. That’s how it works at The Daily Heller. So when Rick Meyerowitz called (waking me from a deep sleep) to assertively suggest: “Why not have some illustrators show their Osama sketches and rejects, there have to be a bunch . . .” . . . we jumped...