Steven Heller examines the comic woodcuts of Josef Váchal, a Czech writer, painter, printmaker and book printer.
Barbs, beaks, brackets, bowls: Baffled by typography terms? You're not alone. Here, we break down the field's most essential definitions.
Steven Heller shares the strange beauty of a functional, commonplace ledger—this one created by Edward Smith and used in the late 1800s.
Did you know you can learn a lot from turn-of-the-century printing, type and paper advertising, like the Dutch Stove piece featured here?
Here is a Modernista style of Spanish graphic design that I call matador style.
Here are two rich resources for Eastern European Communist era graphic design.
Steven Heller shares a 1926 article from The Inland Printer—arguably the first time the New Typography was discussed, no less seen, in the United States.
Steven Heller examines early attempts at Iron Curtain Czech advertising through the national design magazine Reklama.
These five handlettering artists are forging new ground in the lettering category using a variety of materials and techniques to achieve stunning results.
Steven Heller interviews poster design master Richard Niessen about his recent exhibition and book.