Mirko Ilic has collected and Steven Heller has written about William Shakespeare's promotional posters since the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
In the 1930s—an era before marketing committees—European book jacket designers were free to play and experiment.
Stumbling across this advertisement for Onyx Hosiery was a kick. Seeing how randy the sock selection was in 1909 would be entirely stylish today.
Graphique de la Rue by Louise Fili has arrived!
by Brad Ferguson It’s the typestyle you either love or love to hate. Everyone has an opinion about Helvetica. Not surprising. It’s everywhere, as ubiquitous as gravity. Or to quote Erik Spiekermann, “you have to breathe, so you have to use Helvetica.” People who may not know much about lettering or graphic design—who may...
Rudolf Koch, the German calligrapher and type meister, designed about 30 typefaces, the best-known being the expressionist Neuland and modern Kabel.
Steven Heller takes a look at the influences behind the cover of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman."
The folks at Productive Arts have a knack for finding the most interesting Soviet-era journals. Here are two made for children.
In the 1960s, John Massey coordinated a suite of posters celebrating Chicago. The designs, once lost to time, are back.
Will you be joining us at the HOW Interactive Design conference? Watch a video from last year's conference.