The Postal Service's new Forever stamp series, 'Summer Harvest,' targets two kinds of audiences: foodies and nostalgics.
Some new books tout the benefits of informal drawing and freehand scribbling—even for the unartistic.
The great German type designer Hermann Zapf died at age 96, weeks before the 70th anniversary of the UN Charter—whose preamble he hand-lettered more than half a century ago.
Filmmakers were using dyes, stencils, baths, and tints as early as the late-19th century.
Tony the Tiger, the Jolly Green Giant, and Mr. Clean give a likable human face to their products.
Fresh from the industry’s creative revolution in the 1960s, the art director George Lois helped make some of the greatest advertisements of the modern era.
An unsung treasure that influenced the likes of Maurice Sendak, the picture book The Juggler of Our Lady will be reprinted for a new generation.
An experimental online exhibition hosted by the Museum of Modern Art explores the intersection of design and violence in a post-9/11 world.
As a new exhibition reveals, the process of disseminating information via flyers is equal parts design and technique.
The cult indie filmmaker and cartoonist Bill Plympton remains a faithful advocate of the traditional hand-drawn method, on display in his latest romantic dramedy Cheatin’.
A new book explores the architectural history and classic beauty of one of Los Angeles' most beloved attractions.
Before it was a magazine, MAD was a satirical comic that ran under the inimitable leadership of Harvey Kurtzman.
Last week, the Democratic presidential candidate unveiled her campaign logo. Though controversial, it has the potential to become a powerful brand in its own right.
A striking new photography book lifts the curtain on the people and places of Burma, from its time under a military dictatorship to the present day.
Victor Margolin's epic World History of Design charts the practice's perceptual shift in approach from pragmatic to artistic.
Seventy-six years after it was first published and sold at the New York World's Fair, Milt Gross' New York is finally seeing the light of day.
The designer for Boston's eponymous 1976 record is baffled that it became iconic—but for rockers of the era, the art ingeniously complemented the music.
Southwest Airlines' new logo and accessible font is a case study in how iconography conveys the human values of large corporations.
A 1972 argument between two Dutch designers, translated into English for the first time, taps into an age-old friction between art and commerce
A new exhibit commemorates the Renaissance-era printing innovator Aldus Manutius, who pioneered classic typesets and engineered the predecessor to the paperback.