Typefaces come in thousands of shapes, sizes, and styles; types have histories and legacies. “Type Deck” identifies particular forms in historical periods and aesthetic contexts. Each of the fifty-four cards features a hand-drawn character, and provides insight into its historical context, design, and purpose. The collection is divided into six categories: Victorian, Arts &...
Birgit Palma and Daniel Triendl's creation of signature alphabets for workshops in different cities led to an exploration of Kenyan design as applied to their Bauhaus-inspired letterforms—with some interesting results.
Ever since the 1950s, candy stores have been designed to communicate fantasy, escape and joy. Today’s crop of candy shops takes cues from the past yet tailor to the needs and tastes of consumers wired in to social media. Let's have a look.
For more than a year, Rudy VanderLans has been sending limited-edition books of photographs to friends as a work in progress. Heller has been happy to be on the mailing list yet had been asked not to write about them until now. Today, VanderLans agreed to tell him more about these new, curiously...
Paul Shaw reviews Retype's Guyot, a modern interpretation of François Guyot's type, designed by Retype's Ramiro Espinoza. Find out why this serif typeface is a welcome addition to the increasingly crowded ranks of typefaces.
As we near HOW Design Live 2018: Boston, meet some of the incredible creatives who are changing the world of marketing and design today—many of whom were featured in our Hollywood: San Francisco issue in 2017.
Teresa Sdralevich discusses the power of posters and her new kid's book, "Poster Power! Great Posters & How to Make Them."
Thoughts and feelings are evoked in the machine art depicted by talented artist Rosemary Lewandowski-Lois, wife to George Lois.
Pictoplasma's Lars Denicke proposes a challenge to young, emerging artists between 18 and 24.
Mark Randall of Worldstudio asks: Does human-centered design lead to better health outcomes? Come find out.