MoMA New York has acquired eight of The New York Times Op-Ed pages designed and art directed by Mirko Ilic for their collection created from 1992 to 1993.
That so many people like to wear the jerseys and hats of their favorite teams has little to do with aesthetics, and as Todd Random points out in his book, Winning Ugly: A Visual History of the Most Bizarre Baseball Uniforms Ever Worn (Skyhorse Press), sports uniforms were always a bit odd.
Boxed matches did not set Iran ablaze when in January 1978 the revolution lit the way for the end of the Pahlavi (Shah of Iran) dynasty, but the artifacts collected in a book of matchbox labels provides a curious history of what led up to the turnover of government and way of life for...
Heller shares an excerpt from his foreword to the new book W.A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design by Bruce Kennett, which provides a history of the polymath who gave breadth to graphic design.
Siglio Press gets Heller's vote for publishing the best books combining avant garde art with graphic design and typography. Two thumbs up for Mirtha Dermisache's Selected Writings.
To somehow bring the Act of Reinstating Independence of Lithuania back to Lithuanian people, a local design studio called FOLK has recreated the font used in the original Independence Restoration Act.
Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution, edited by Adrian Shaughnessy and Tony Brook of Unit Editions, is the first comprehensive history of Letraset, the rubdown lettering system "that revolutionized typographic expression." Hellers talks with Shaughnessy about what was at the bottom and top of that revolution.
Heller talks with the author of Marcel's Letters about the experience of writing this complex tale.
What does it take for me—or anyone who commissions design and illustration—to actually open an envelope these days?
These samples from the 1920s featuring Beton, a slab serif designed by Heinrich Jost for the Bauer Type Foundry, evoke a modern aesthetic and industrial sensibility.