History

Jun29
Even if thousands of logos were created in the USSR only a very small part of them managed to survive until our days.
Jun23
I have long admired the Mississippi River meander maps designed by Army Corps of Engineers cartographer Harold Fisk.
May18
The set design of “Game of Thrones” embodies the changing role of design as an expression of privilege, comfort, and authority in the real world.
Mar23
Sean Adams's new book, The Designer's Dictionary of Type, examines 48 of the most important typefaces, their history, and how they can be put to work.
Mar20
See how the evolution of aesthetics in web design has paralleled that of visual art history, and consider what the future holds.
Feb26
A grawlix is a string of typographic characters that represent obscene language, often found in comics.
Feb25
2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. Here's a whistle-stop tour of some of the major graphic themes that have emerged in LGBT+ design.
Feb18
Every morning, Lena Forsen wakes up beneath a brass-trimmed wooden mantel clock dedicated to "The First Lady of the Internet."
Feb13
The story of the Minivan Taxi is fascinating, from the way engineers handled the prototyping process, to real-life, big city testing.
Feb03
Explore key moments in graphic design history, like the Middle Ages, punk publishing, and Swiss Design, and see how design has shaped culture.