Tibor Kalman

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Should Designers Plunder the Past?

In the Spring 2015 issue of Print, Rick Poynor tackles the timeless question of whether the past is better left alone in graphic design.

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Tibor Kalman

A notable quote from Tibor Kalman, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 119 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

The Fuse Box: Faces of a Typographic Revolution

It’s 1994 and Steve Heller is on a rant about a Fuse magazine font called LushUS. It’s “an abominable typeface. It’s…” “… vernacular carried to an extreme?,” I offer. “Vernacular carried to stupidity,” he replies. “It ain’t funny. There are certain extremes that are unnecessary, or too ingrown. Design for design, and so what?” So...

Lest I Forget Tibor

There is no anniversary, no special event. Just from time to time, I think of Tibor Kalman. With the sad passing of Steve Jobs, I thought about Tibor because he too, was stricken by cancer too early in his life. So, lest I and you forget, I have compiled two artifacts. The visuals are...

A New Identity

A few years ago I made the transition from all-purpose graphic designer to information designer. I have no regrets about this decision, and frequently stumble upon signposts from my bookshelf or memory that support this choice. I think that there are amazing things being done in this field every day, but so much of...