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.
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.
A former colleague reflects on working alongside the cartoonist Herb Block, as well as some of the surprising aspects of Block's private life revealed in the new documentary Herblock.
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.
In 1993, an unsuspecting Gia Carangi biographer made up a word to collectively refer to the many tiny factions within the 1970s fashion industry. Today, it's everywhere.
Don't worry, it's for art.
'Swallow' aims to be part periodical, part coffee-table book, part passport, and part dinner-party argument starter.
Filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian's new book brings vivid life to the epic tales of the ancient Persian kings.
Writing a biography of the "Li'l Abner" creator meant confronting just how mean, and kind, he could be.
Why's there a Paris in Hangzhou? Or a Holland in Shanghai?
While some fashion photographers are inspired by the futuristic, others go retro—very retro.
New York art space P! is devoting six months to imitations, rip-offs, and reproductions.
Her sci-fi art in the '30s was controversial for its raciness—and for the fact that it was made by a woman.
A new iPad and iPhone puzzler is about form, not function—and is about to become a status symbol.
These frozen art pieces are about as temporary as a temporary exhibition can get.