In 1975, the tobacco company of Yerevan, Armenia, ran a contest asking for a redesign of its cigarette packaging. Discover who won—and what happened next.
If you like letterheads, these eclectic and modern examples will make you want to design one today.
This summer there are three SVA NYC classes to recommend. [Full disclosure: I’m highly prejudiced towards them.] Two are residencies and one is online only. Design education is moving in some interesting direction and residencies and distance learning are increasingly good alternatives for professionals who cannot afford longer commitments. 1. DIGITAL PORTFOLIO DESIGN taught...
Designers are always fiddling with making the alphabet easier to navigate. Here is a lesser-known attempt by graphic simplicity master Lucian Bernhard.
Steven Heller examines the evolution of Dutch Nouveau typography from simple functionalism to extreme decoration.
Venice has stencil, London has Gill Sans and Amsterdam has what locals refer to as "Krulletters"—highly ornamented script painted with a brush.
The Composing Room produced enviable exhibitions and talks by the most innovative of the mid-century moderns. Steven Heller examines the shop's legacy.
Steven Heller showcases his vintage Moby Dick and Ulysses book jackets.
Read about 2015 AIGA Medalist Dan Friedman, whose eccentric and groundbreaking style radicalized Modernist ideals.
Steven Heller discusses the fifth edition of Becoming A Graphic And Digital Designer—updated for the modern creative professional.