The mid-century modernists who fled Hitler helped shape a visual aesthetic that's still pervasive, as shown in a new museum exhibit.
Arthur Szyk's meticulously detailed, fiercely moral, Word War II-era political art is returning to the public consciousness due to 21st-century revival efforts.
For the third summer in a row, Mmuseumm is showcasing items both banal and extraordinary in a lower-Manhattan freight elevator.
Matt Freedman scrawled the pages of Relatively Indolent but Relentless as he underwent radiation therapy, with engrossing, surprisingly funny results.
The biggest holding of concrete poetry in the world sits in a Miami duplex, gathered by a couple who initially didn't know what "concrete poetry" was.
Hildreth Meière's huge mural commissions were rare for a woman in her day, but it was her fusion of classical and mid-century style that brought her fame.
A new book spotlights the creation and many applications of Isotype, the modernist visual language that lives on in signage all around us.
A book compiles some of the most influential, paperbound graphic bibles from a previous era of business.
When an NYC antiques gallery closed down, its owner kept the storefront alive by decorating the homes of invented, swashbuckling characters.
An exhibit and book about the work of typographer Philippe Apeloig marks the culmination of an extraordinary career and, he says, the start of a new artistic phase.
A new design exhibition glorifies griping.
The Italian city held an open contest to rebrand itself—with mediocre results.
A new book from critic Alice Rawsthorn explains how graphic, product, and interactive design help—and sometimes unintentionally hinder—humans.
After a career creating famous images for clients, James McMullan undertakes a project for himself.
One artist is recreating a 100-year-old amusement park with very new technology.
A new book traces the source of the stereotypical, harmful image of "the Orient."
The renowned, food-themed "Great Wall of CBS" has a new home after 20 years in a basement.
Arnold Schwartzman's never-before-published images of the Fab Four may trigger a flood of memories in fans. They don't, however, have the same effect on Schwartzman.
A new website mines data to show the movements of displaced populations around the world.
How a lifelong punk turned his personal collection of flyers and zines into museum fodder