The designer for Boston's eponymous 1976 record is baffled that it became iconic—but for rockers of the era, the art ingeniously complemented the music.
Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.
An upcoming exhibit at Tate Britain experiments with sensory experiences to deepen the way visitors perceive different works.
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
The French satirical weekly took its name—and more—from Charles Schulz' roundheaded hero.
For animal-rights advocates, wearing the material has long been verboten, but with demand for it on the rise, there are options that help combat invasive species and reduce waste.
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.
In the late 1700s, trend-setters helped normalize the distrusted process of inoculation. Today, a similar movement could encourage parents to vaccinate their kids.
Joan Didion is a style icon and literary legend. In her work, fashion and loss are inextricable.
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.
An upcoming Oculus Rift experience tracks a character's recovery following a sexual assault—aiming to enable empathy, even therapy, for survivors and outsiders alike.
From a Boeing airplane to highway signage, Works That Work examines the man-made world from a practical perspective.