Print in Motion Winner: Dirty Fashion

Entry Title: Dirty Fashion Design Firm / Agency: Stupid Studio Client Company Name: Mums Studio Production Company: Stupid Stupid Creative Director: Bjarne Christensen Art Director: Daniel Gjøde Animator: Caroline Sellman Designer: Caroline Sellman Description of work Stupid Studio was commissioned …

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 …

A Saul Bass Book… Finally!

  You’ve read Steve Heller’s effusive review of Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design in the N.Y. Times this past Sunday; it’s the one that concludes, “… an essential portrait of a designer who successfully balanced art and …

The Cuban Art of Film Posters

The posters in Soy Cuba by Carole Goodman and Claudio Sotolongo (Trilce Ediciones) are so conceptually stunning it is hard to believe they are advertising films. Movie posters are typically mired in clichéd imagery that unimaginative marketers believe will pique …

Pablo Ferro Deep in the Heart of Texas

Pablo Ferro, movie title designer, makes an appearance at the Rice Design Alliance / AIGA Houston in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Film Department. His theme, of course, is the art of film title design. Learn more …

Chugging Along on The Italia Graffiti Train

The other day I took a train from Siena to Badass, Italy (well, actually it is Badesse, Italia). If you miss the graffiti on trains in the U.S. there is plenty to fill the gap on the Italian rails. Here …

It Takes a Monkey

In the 1930s (and before and after) men who repaired the mammoth illuminated signs, known as spectaculars, that towered over places like Times Square were called “sign monkeys.” A term of endearment then, it is out of fashion now. Yet …

Lunch Break Video: Dutch Designer Irma Boom

As we put the finishing touches on the October “Identity” issue, guest designed and co-edited by the Amsterdam firm Metahaven, we thought we’d squeeze in one more “Dutch-themed” profile video courtesy of our friends at Submarine Channel. This one is …

Increasing the Happiness Quotient

What makes you happy? Is it how much money you make, who your partner is, your clothes or car? What makes you unhappy? Is it the weather, your too-small apartment, things your partner does (or the fact that you don’t …

Yapph is Happy

Designer / filmmaker Hillman Curtis has been working for about 9 months on “The Happy Film,” one person’s pursuit of happiness through self-experiment – that person is Stefan Sagmeister. The Happy Film takes a look at the strategies serious psychologists …