Type Only offers a dazzling, diverse history of images made with words.
"Make-do" repairs tell you about an item's owner, use, and times.
Each issue of Vintage is a pop-up book, treasure trove, and cultural-history course.
A new book documents the tradition, commerce, and politics of colorful bardas de baile.
Justin Schiller's extraordinary career as an art collector has his New York gallery divided down the middle: half illustrations from kids' books, half Chinese propaganda.
A new book shows how cities' Olympic facilities become eyesores—or essential.
A documentary shows how a 2010 design contest became "probably the largest non-Orthodox, non-Israel centered public expression of Jewish life in the history of New York."
A New York Public Library exhibit tackles the historical, social, and artistic importance of reading materials meant for children over the centuries.
A new University of Pennsylvania exhibit reveals the ironies embedded in heroic portrayals of Africans and African-Americans in mass propaganda over the years.
The distinctive Metro typeface was created by one of the world's most influential designers in the '20s, but is only now being revived and reinterpreted for the digital age.
New York's Museum of Arts & Design recent "Take One / Leave One" exhibit showed what happens when the visitors get to play curator.
The College for Creative Studies has been intrinsically linked with Motor City for more than a century. Today, it helps contribute to the town's status as an underrated innovation hub.
Criterion's "Three Reasons" videos distill iconic films into a trio of defining characteristics.
Inside the company's Analog Research Laboratory, where designer Ben Barry is "packaging" Facebook's corporate persona
The definitive book on corporate branding makes the case that successful companies have successful designs—but the relationship between those successes remains mysterious.
Veteran children's author Seymour Chwast shares concepts from his rejection pile, from a tale of an adventuring granny to a fanciful car-show catalog.
The new documentary Herblock: The Black & White shows how one editorial caricaturist's ideals persisted over the decades—and still matter today.
A boxed set from Andy Partridge of XTC and Peter Blegvad of Slapp Happy repurposes 1930s Russian typography and the Mexican game of Loteria to complement its songs.
A new documentary shows two sides of the man who took some of the most iconic celebrity photographs of the 20th century: creative genius and womanizer.
A recently reissued book traces how body art went from forbidden to trendy.