A new book celebrates the morbid motif's 20th-century resurgence on the covers of comic books, pulp fiction, and other paperbacks.
The Garden of Earthly Delights is now on leggings, in children's books, and getting name-checked by cool bands. Why?
As social life gets ever more digital, new coffee shops and bars encourage face-to-face interaction via the likes of Settlers of Catan and Connect Four.
A new history of Zap Comix celebrates how the lascivious, tongue-in-cheek cartoons revolted against conservative Cold War-era mores.
With sympathetic noblemen and bloodthirsty common folk, the French Revolution-set Unity is re-igniting an historic debate over the period's heroes and villains.
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.
The detective's iconic tweeds, robes, and deerstalker hat came from the imaginations of illustrators and filmmakers far more than from Arthur Conan Doyle himself.
The Palestinian Museum's new logo transforms the comic-book standby into a bilingual symbol of the Arab-Palestinian diaspora.
The designer, now dead at 82, legitimized U.S. style in the eyes of the world.
A new collection gathers the greatest hits of The Weekly World News, a fantastical checkout-counter standby until 2007.
There's a political bent to photographer Yoav Litvin's new book that chronicles New York's most ephemeral art.
Maira Kalman's latest colorful, strange works riff on curiosities uncovered in a design museum.
Richard McGuire's innovative 1989 comic strip Here, depicting one location over centuries, returns as a museum exhibition and book.
Barbara Nessim's striking designs get their due with a New York exhibition.
Ten years ago, illustrator Mirko Ilic combined three visual cliches to create a fresh, enduring emblem for gay marriage.
The demure look returning to runways this year once sparked a cultural uprising as it edged out the mini and angered feminists.
A member of an influential illustration clique that defined the hippy era, John Alcorn is being rediscovered.
Artists and writers are showing some sympathy for the real-life, man-eating Mocha Dick.