modern design

The History of Graphic Design

Laurence King Publishing recently released two “mini format” editions of books originally published ten years ago: “American Modernism” by R. Roger Remington and “No More Rules” by Rick Poynor. The two books pair well because they make clear how, and why, approaches to graphic design, particularly in America, developed between 1920 at the end...

Three Books You Should Know About

By Nicole Torres Looking for a lazy summer read? Well, these probably aren’t it, but they are fun to look at. While these books don’t seem to have a lot in common when it comes to their subjects (zines are like the anti-commercial cartoon), they do share the fact that they’re highly visual and...

Mid-Century Modern Music on Air

  David Garland, host and producer of the WNYC radio music show Spinning On Air, has produced a show that will be of particular interest to designers. He calls it part one of “a sort of quest to find the musical equivalent of mid-century modern design.” It airs this Sunday, April 17, at 8...