X Marks the Spot

In 1945, "Time" magazine celebrated Hitler's demise with this portrait by Boris Artsybasheff.

Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Shakespeare

A notable quote from Shakespeare, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 146 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.

How to Cover a Revolution

Every publication makes a decisive choice about the tone it wants to set when it comes to covering a revolution. One obvious approach over the years is to use edgy, gritty, journalistic photography on the cover to capture the seriousness of the events. But often those images, no matter how hard hitting, pale in...

Today's Obsession: Cartography and Photography

My, how our perception of the world has changed in a few short centuries—a heartbeat in the universe’s chronology. The Atlantic has an intriguing slideshow comparing differences between cartographic representations of major cities in the 16th century, and modern Google Maps views. In many cases, the difference in underlying geography are striking: london’s Thames...

Today's Obsession: Everyday

This is a deceptively simple little app called “Everyday,” which does one thing: reminds you to take a picture of yourself every day. You set a reminder, open the app, line up your face with the grid (or an overlay of the previous picture), and then let time pass. After a while you see...