J.J. Sedelmaier partners with Peter Paeth to bring you this extensively researched article about commercial artist Louis Paeth, whose career serves as a wonderful example of how many illustrators and designers navigated the world of commercial art during much of the 20th century.
The best of the best is what they are known for. Those groundbreaking designs indelibly linked with the designers themselves. But what happens when those designers step outside of their comfort zones? Let's looks at some of the more unexpected works from the likes of Milton Glaser, Alvin Lustig, Michael Bierut & more.
Illustration history has long been neglected. That is, until now.
Futura came to life 90 years ago on the verve of aesthetic values and was embraced in Europe and the U.S.
Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" celebrates its bicentennial in 2018. Take a journey through time with these 17 cover designs for the classic novel.
Punk's image is anything but ambiguous. Johan Kugelberg says it best in his book The Art of Punk, co-authored with Jon Savage, “The history of the punk aesthetic cannot be told, only shown.”
“A cookbook…is the final merger of many different traditions, primarily cooking and writing, but also editing, design, binding, printing, and photography.”
Today is the 60 year anniversary of Sputnik 1's launch into orbit & the beginning of the Space Race. Celebrate with vintage designs from Soviet Russia.
Did McSweeney's, the once-humble project of designer and writer Dave Eggers, transform the aesthetic preferences of an entire generation?
Old print ads still have a few things to say about making advertising. So, ignore your meme-feed notifications for two seconds and give this a quick skim.