Design is everywhere, and it is not always award-winning, typographically nuanced, sophisticated work. Most of us grew up with the kind of type that Schloss Mfg. Co. of Athens, Ohio, created for "Promoting School Spirit."
"The Art of Rolling Stone," an all-day event in New York, brings together the people who created a design legacy. Heller spoke to its organizer about the historical significance of this half-century old anti-institution institution.
These four student typeface designers demonstrate that being short on experience is no obstacle to producing a killer typeface, and that a fresh take on the subject is often a very good thing indeed.
This is the year to look back at 1968 when the counter culture made its mark and almost the same year lost its impact. Heller has decided to revisit this past that defined his own life and career. Here, you'll find an excerpt from a recent talk he gave a The Type Director's Club...
Since the early 1980s, Bruce Licher has quietly influenced the fields of independent music and letterpress printing. The type foundry P22 has just launched a book through Kickstarter that will be the first extensive monograph on Licher's Independent Project Press and Independent Project Records.
From Paul Rand to Jessica Hische, these 13 graphic designers have ventured into the craft of children’s literature, all with one notable thing in common: bringing their skills as designers to an audience just getting started in learning to read and see the world.
Friend, fine artist, teacher, designer and hand-letterer par excellence, Tony DiSpigna’s work is enjoying a much-deserved renaissance with the publication of a beautiful new book and a line of T-shirts with his Spencerian lettering.
"Be My Cover: An Exhibit of Contemporary Cover Design" features 100 of Penguin Random House’s most iconic book covers. The selection gathers book covers published worldwide within the past 10 years by more than 15 imprints from Penguin Random House. This work has been created, or art directed, by 33 designers straddling the Atlantic,...
Otto Antonini (1892–1959) was born in Italy and later moved to Zagreb, Croatia, where he became a popular illustrator. The cover comps here are from Svijet (World).
Paul Shaw investigates the history of both justified and flush left, rag right settings, and takes a look at contemporary hyphenation practices—and issues like the modern-day design allergy to hyphens.