Illustration Design

Do you consider yourself an illustrative designer? Look no further, Print has a diverse hub of graphic design illustration, poster design, letterpress, and silk screen design available for your artistic skills.

I [Heart] Astronauts

From 1960 through 1963 I was president of The Astronaut Fan Club. I was also founder and its only member. You might say it was a front for getting as much NASA swag as possible. Don’t get me wrong, the astronauts were my heroes. We lived in the era of heroes and it was...

Thomas Cole For Kids

What attracts me to Thomas Cole (February 1, 1801 – February 11, 1848) is that he was the founder of the Hudson River School, a group of American artists who sought to depict the unspoiled majesty of the American landscape around the Hudson River Valley in New York State. I love that part of the...

Universal Pictorial Picks

Fifty one years ago, ten years before the Department of Transportation symbol signs (dubbed Helvetica Man by the designers Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller) commissioned the AIGA (and they asked Cook and Shanosky Associates Inc.) to design the initial 34 symbols to help manage the crush of pedestrian and passenger visitors for the...

Feasting on the President: Illustration in the Age of Trump

We can’t get away from Donald Trump. Newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, internet, Twitter(!). Everywhere, every day, every hour. Some people feed on it. Others tune out. Others are angry and want action, if not to impeach him, to make sure he’s not reelected. One thing for sure, the presidency of Donald Trump has been...

Loco In The Headwinds

Nigel Holmes changed the way Time magazine readers in 1977 consumed visual data. By extension, he influenced an entire generation of data viz designers, perhaps even the entire data viz business long before the internet made information graphics an essential part of the visual language. He has put his talents to the test with...

The Three Plakateers

In 1905 the first modern advertising poster was created: bold eye-catching lettering with flat colors; simplified shapes and objects and the composition focused on a central object. The Plakatstil was born. Lucian Bernhard, Ludwig Hohlwein, Julius Klinger: these were the three plakateers who revolutionized the approach to advertising and left a heritage of ideas...

Weekend Heller: Finally, Christoph Niemann Proves His Innate Genius

[Special to the Daily Heller] Science has finally proved beyond a Neil DeGrasse Tyson-shadow-of -a-doubt that Christoph Niemann, an engagingly witty, Teutonically charming, inscrutably clever editorial, book and bathroom wall illustrator and Lego-expert, is actually a natural bone fide genius on the cosmically gifted level of Issac Newton, Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein and Mel Brooks....