"The Art of Rolling Stone," an all-day event in New York, brings together the people who created a design legacy. Heller spoke to its organizer about the historical significance of this half-century old anti-institution institution.
The Oxford rule sounds like article of law, but in reality it is something more mundane: a thick and thin line that sits side by side. Still, this fairly innocuous device has its origins in the earliest printings in recorded history.
Steven Brower takes a look at the work of art director / designer Tony Lane, whose music design work represented some of the most iconic images of the 1970s.
Michael Dooley talks with Mike Salisbury, the art director behind the iconic album cover that distinguished the King of Pop from the rest of the Jackson 5.
"Rolling Stone" was tied with politics and culture, and this cover in which Ralph Steadman created a political caricature is no different.
Everyone will approach the fifth edition of Meggs’ History of Graphic Design through their own personal filters. Steve Heller’s already done his overview of the print and digital versions. Paul Shaw may pick up his Blue Pencil to correct factual and editorial errors. Marxist and feminist critics might deal with the two Martha Stewart...
“When did music become so important?” That’s Don Draper from last week’s Mad Men, set in 1966. Later in the episode he turns off “Tomorrow Never Knows,” from the Beatles album Revolver, and walks out of the room. There’s something happening here, but you don’t know what it is—do you, Mr. Draper? One year later, Rolling...