The WPA Poster project paid thousands of designers to create posters from 1935-1942. Here is a selection of 92 works, and the story behind the initiative.
Before InDesign and the line tool, there was ruling tape. Steven Heller takes us back to a simpler time when a shaky hand could derail a layout.
Type Visionary Aaron Burns didn't like the way the typographic world worked. So, he created his own.
Lucio Passerini and his students at Cfp Bauer tell the story of a fictional typographer through a collection of prints exploring different techniques.
John Siebert highlights the evolution of typography through the ages.
Even in Italy, birthplace of Western type, it's hard to find a great type course … but not impossible. Steven Heller talks with James Clough about his work.
Paul Bacon, master of the "Big Book Look" in cover design, died Monday. Find out who Bacon was, and the massive impact he had on the field of book covers.
My fascination with brand design started with the soda-pop realm. I’d always loved leafing through old magazines and usually paid more attention to the advertising in them than the articles. Because my father had a collection of Life magazines beginning with the first issue in 1936 and continuing through the World War II years,...
We may be on the verge of losing our letterheads, but even in the digital space they still have relevance. Here are a few Steven Heller found in Rome.
Well, "art" may not be an accurate word, but there has always been a craft to "per inquiry," or coupon, adverts.