Well, "art" may not be an accurate word, but there has always been a craft to "per inquiry," or coupon, adverts.
If you were insured for anything during the early 1900s, you'd get a special bonus: flamboyant typography. Steven Heller looks at the golden age of insurance policy design.
If you were studying graphic design in the U.S. Armed Forces in 1939, this is what the War Department would suggest you include in your portfolio.
A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...
Steven Heller talks with Peter Bilak about Fontstand, an application that gives users affordable access to thousands of high-quality fonts from some of the world’s most renowned foundries.
Did you attend HOW Design Live 2015? If so, you already know it was better than ever! Help us top it at next year’s conference in Atlanta—join us May 19-23, 2016. By Laura Waxmann Celebrating its fourth consecutive year in the Bay Area, TYPO San Francisco provided the creative community with an unique opportunity...
Ever wonder who designs everyday "stuff"? The stuff that is virtually invisible in plain sight? Steven Heller investigates, starting with Cosmos Combs.
The second annual Type As Language SVA Summer Residency chaired by Angela Riechers has just launched its website.
The definitive archive of Seymour Chwast — legendary illustrator and co-founder of Push Pin Studios — is now online.
Steven Heller looks at a new Kickstarter seeking to publish Hermann Zapf's brilliant sketchbooks.