Last June, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen gave a main-stage presentation to a rapt audience of 1,000 at Adobe’s 99U conference in New York City. Her talk was engaging, funny, and brought forth some heady thoughts on the design thinking process. If you haven’t seen the video, it’s definitely worth a watch. An engaging speaker,...
Steven Heller talks about Ernie Bushmiller's legendary comic "Nancy" with the authors of "How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels."
From 1961–1973, five exhibitions were organized under the title "New Tendencies," bringing to light new approaches to art that included the computer.
Rachel Olson offers this brief history of the color wheel in one of HOWU's newest courses: Color Theory for Designers. Gain a better understanding of color…
Weeks before the June 7 opening of the #99Uconf, $1000 tickets were being scalped on Twitter. People sounded desperate to attend — at any price. I spent three packed days and evenings — making my way between the kickoff party at The Vine event space to the main conference site, Alice Tully Hall at...
Johan Liedgren discusses the importance of confidence in design—overcoming insecurities, pandering and committee decisions.
Peter Bil’ak discusses art and design as it relates to wanderlust, typography and rethinking the way we approach creative work.
In order for design education to remain practical in the face of the rapidly shifting technological space, industry and academia would need to blend.
Most design—arguably all of it—isn’t created to be the actual or final experience. It is instead an experience designed to direct us to another experience yet to come.
We review Chromaphilia: The Story of Color in Art by Stella Paul, which reprises how color informs artist practices, materials, theory, culture and more.