In the late 1940s, when "The Use of Heads in Commercial Art" was produced, stereotypes of the Platonic ideal and accepted fashions were sophomoric.
Steven Heller opens up a 1946 copy of "Color, Order and Harmony: A Color Theory for Artists and Craftsmen" by Paul Renner (creator of Futura), translated by Alexander Nesbitt.
Sean Wolcott of Hampton Creek discusses the full-page Donald Trump ad he designed that ended up in "The New York Times."
Over 50 years ago Milton Glaser was experimenting with various modern and Modernist book cover designs.
Irmela Mensah-Schramm documents and destroys racist stickers in Germany, leading to an exhibit and documentary, "The Hate Destroyer."
Veteran photographer Marcia Lippman reveals "a constellation" of photographic techniques through images that capture the hidden details of paintings and sculpture.
"New York magazine," founded in 1968 by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker, was not just a competitor to the "New Yorker," it had more of a brash, sardonic and sarcastic NYC voice.
AIGA's Executive Director Julie Anixter recently interviewed Roger McGuinn about The Byrds and McGuinn's own solo covers.
Steven Heller talks with Martin ∆. Pedersen about his unique new architecture website, Common Edge.
The Famous Artists School (founded 1948) was the preeminent correspondence learning service for painting and illustration and design instruction.