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.
A new exhibit celebrates Paul Rand, a pioneer who re-envisioned the look of megacompanies with whimsical, colorful logos and illustrations.
East Germany's Cold War-era practice of designing colorful, cutting-edge products wasn't so much at odds with its cooperative manifesto.
What happens when two artistic friends date for 40 days and nights? An eye-popping multimedia book commemorates a great social experiment.
In 1971 the documentary project tried to access the person behind the persona. It ended up with a magnificent performance.
Old-fashioned navigation is enjoying a renaissance on the island, where Internet access is still scant.
An upcoming art experience revisits the flash-in-the pan symbiosis between modernist master Josef Albers and an easy-listening '60s record label.
A monograph gives Wilhelm Deffke, a little-known 20th-century German artist with a distinctive minimalist style, the showcase he deserves.
A new collection of abstract ink prints depicts shameful incidents of European anti-Semitism that laid the groundwork for the Holocaust.
From a Boeing airplane to highway signage, Works That Work examines the man-made world from a practical perspective.
How do illustrations for new editions of Farenheit 451 or Breakfast at Tiffany's stay fresh? Artists for The Folio Society remain true to the text.
A documentary now on DVD recalls the grandiose, ill-fated production of the unfinished animated masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler.
Two museums commemorate World War I with exhibits showcasing both the patriotic and dissenting imagery that brought the battlefield to the home front.
A new book celebrates the morbid motif's 20th-century resurgence on the covers of comic books, pulp fiction, and other paperbacks.
A new history of Zap Comix celebrates how the lascivious, tongue-in-cheek cartoons revolted against conservative Cold War-era mores.
Two lush, retro box sets celebrate Paramount Records, a company that never understood its own artistic significance.
The classic illustrator of how-to-draw guides and picture books, Ed Emberley's works are preserved for the first time in a colorful new monograph.
There's an artistic vision behind Ello, the latest Facebook competitor to trigger hype and backlash.