The Jan Tschichold book Die Neue Typographie was key in modern graphic design, the codifier of Russian Constructivism wed to the new print technology.
Albert Schiller, a master in the art of printing ornament, is known for his "Type Pictures," employing type case ornaments to create decorative vignettes.
In the '70s, tight type closely nestled together was the way. Steven Heller revisits this close kerning in "Tyght Type" and still believes in snug type.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Scott Kosofsky has digitized a most extensive collection of Apollo 11 contractor press kits.
Steven Heller takes a look at the brilliant book covers of Dublin-based ROADS Publishing.
On a few occasions I worked with Belgian-born illustrator Jean-Michel Folon (1934-2005). Folon’s career went from making illustrations for Esquire, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Time in the Sixties to designing posters for Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the United Nations, and in 1989, he created the logo used to commemorate the bicentennial...
AM Cassandre was the master of French advertising design. He was also an experimental type design par excellence. In 1929, Charles Peignot, director of the French type foundry Deberny & Peignot, sponsored Cassandre’s experimental new display typeface called Bifur. Its complex mélange of fat and thin lines and crossbars was a shock to the...
Formerly on display in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba, an exhibit on Cuban revolutionary posters has been turned into a book.
Published in 1952, Germany at a Glance features maps with acetate overlays and acts as a relic of post-World War II recovery.
Steven Heller presents sheet music published in Italy during the fin de siecle in the Art Nouveau style, noting its type and motif is typical for the era.