Tibor Kalman

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.

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...