I've long been fond of Streamline Modernism—the marriage of speed, kinetics, machines and the Avant Garde that manifests in trains, boats, planes and cars.
This "Mixer's Manual" is a less-known, but no less impressive example of how Joseph Binder's work evolved toward the end of his career.
Read Michael Dooley's exploration of the history of the beautiful, unorthodox Flair Magazine.
German graphic designer Anton Stankowski was a master of the minimal—and a pioneer of "constructive graphic art" that involved photographic media.
Steven Heller unearths a rare group photo of Ladislav Sutnar, Bradbury Thompson, Alvin Eisenman and Paul Rand.
Michael Dooley discusses the work of Dorothy and Otis Shepard, two pioneers of American Modernist design.
Book jackets are a wellspring of graphic styles and often mirror what is going on in the design culture. Here are two vintage examples.
This selling tool for American Crayon Company vividly shows how modernism transformed the ordinary graphic malaise of the 1930s, '40s and early '50s.
Here’s a collection of some creative uses for Helvetica, which include a lager, poster design, and this amusing perfume ad campaign. Helvetica Perfume, cleverly described as the ultimate Modernist perfume, is a product of creative collective Guts & Glory and is available to purchase for $32. Ideal for that special someone who wants to...
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...