Design Culture

When Tight Was Right

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.

Eric Friedensohn on Life and Latin America

By Guest Contributor Tim Newcomb There was a time when the young Brooklyn-based designer Eric Friedensohn — also dubbed Efdot — wanted to build a little niche in lettering and typography. But he soon realized trying his design hand at different efforts interested him, soon becoming known as a muralist, especially with his current...

art nouveau music

Art Nouveau Music

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.

Jewels of Deco Architecture

The origins of art deco, art moderne emerged as a worldwide phenomenon still evident today in design and architecture, both new and old. Steven Heller explores some architectural takes on this design style.