At the end of June, millions of Facebook users changed their profile pictures to rainbows to show support for same-sex marriage—rooting themselves in a portraiture tradition that’s long used symbols to define and express identity.
The company’s long-serving chairman, Phil Knight, insisted that he wasn’t in the shoe business. He was in the entertainment business.
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.
In 1977, companies building PCs had to try to convince the American public that this confusing new technology was missing from their lives.
Even at the height of ‘women’s liberation,’ products aimed to female consumers were actually marketed to men.
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.
The new Whitney Museum in Manhattan has been lauded for its cutting-edge architecture, but the most intriguing feature is the one that kicks in in case of emergency.
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 growing number of artists are using data from self-tracking apps in their pieces, showing that creative work is as much a product of its technology as of its time.
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.
Nearly 20 years after the novel's release, Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club antagonist is back—in comic-book form.
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.
Gender-neutral clothing is back in vogue, but the craze in many ways has mirrored broader social changes throughout the 20th century.