We have officially reached Peak Shabby Chic.
The upcoming 1 Undershaft tower won’t look like the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, or the Walkie-Talkie buildings. In fact, it’s kind of modest.
Tattoos are seeing growing acceptance in the fine-art world, but the once-subversive 1,000-year-old art form doesn’t fit in so neatly.
On the president's holiday table, tradition and politics intersect with culture and design.
Leafs by Snoop is using design to make marijuana appeal to upscale consumers.
How two designers from the 20th century influenced and predicted the way people would live in the 21st
The company’s chips are international shorthand for the importance of color in our lives.
The simple, brutal image captures scientists’ level of anxiety about technologies that could destroy humanity.
132 years later, Barcelona’s fantastical Sagrada Família is approaching the last stage of its construction.
A 16th-century German accountant compiled a book of personal fashion that rivals today’s Instagrammers in detail and dedication.
For centuries, printed and mass-produced signs have helped activists spread the message of everything from AIDS awareness to the plight of Syrian refugees.
The space agency’s current symbol, a beloved signal of the agency’s storied past, wasn’t always so beloved.
The graphic designer Chris Capuozzo used photographs of Yonkers taken by his wife during the 1980s in order to achieve verisimilitude for the HBO show’s sets.
For almost two years, the Chinese artist and dissident has been cataloguing his inability to leave the country with bouquets. But the protest ended Wednesday with the return of his passport.
The Postal Service's new Forever stamp series, 'Summer Harvest,' targets two kinds of audiences: foodies and nostalgics.
Some new books tout the benefits of informal drawing and freehand scribbling—even for the unartistic.
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.