A new, large-format book captures the dawn of comics, when the medium had no rules and its messages were surprisingly irreverent.
"They looked so evil I had to draw them."
The passion and generosity of font fans helped save Wisconsin's Hamilton Wood Type when it was forced to leave its historic factory building.
Packaging for fake firearms from the '50 and '60s blended striking realism and cartoonish imagery—and, for people who grew up in the era, induces deep nostalgia.
Within hours of the attack, Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman went to work to create the famous black-on-black image—that almost didn't happen.
Under Bloomberg, Willy Wong has headed up an aggressive visual campaign to boost New York City's image abroad and at home.
Radical transparency comes to snack-wrapper design.
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."
An exhibit in Denver feels like the sculptor-painter-puppeteer-costume designer's coronation.
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.