When Progress Propagates Like Yeast

In 1948, designer, typographer and illustrator Thomas Maitland Cleland gave a talk on the nature of "'Progress' in the Graphic Arts." Here, Heller reproduces the printed version as an example of design criticism before the age of design criticism.

Today's Obsession: Things are Broken

I spend a lot of my daily design time looking at meta-conversations happening around our culture—mostly in the news—to try and decide what it means for the progress and meaning of my life and work. These meta-conversations are usually quiet and long, happening over periods of months or years, stringing together events one by...