William Drenttel & Jessica Helfand: 2013 AIGA Medalists

Designer, theorist and publisher William Drenttel is recognized for advancing critical thinking about design; for his long-standing commitment to integrating design strategy into organizations;...
Seymour Chwast

Seymour Chwast on How to Draw Backwards

Why We Need Humor in Even the Most Serious PostersWith the recent success of his Kickstarter campaign for the illustrated book, At War with War, we’ve been...

Paula Scher on Failure

Paula Scher is one of the world's most famous graphic designers, known for creating Citibank's umbrella logo (link is external) as well as for design work for The Public Theater, The New York Times Magazine, the American Museum of Natural History, The New York City Ballet, and Herman Miller. She believes failure is the secret to artistic success. "You have to fail in order to make the next discovery," says Scher. "It's through mistakes that you actually can grow."

Jocelyn Glei. Maximize your potential

Success isn't about being the best. It's about always getting better.Can you step outside your comfort zone? Bounce back from failure? Build new skills? Tapping...

Paula Scher. Do What You’ve Never Done Before

Sometimes you have to ignore the brief, says renowned designer and artist Paula Scher. With a dry wit, Scher takes us behind-the-scenes on four...

Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books — remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

Erik Spiekermann. Typographic Design in the Digital Domain

Metro, the design paradigm behind Windows Phone is in part, a celebration of typography. In this short film, godfather of modern type, Erik Spiekermann talks with Elliot Jay Stocks about how typography is used in the digital domain and what digital designers can learn from traditional print techniques.

Anthony Burrill. Clear your head

The ‘Godfather of the graphic art scene’ is quite a title to uphold. Anthony Burrill however has proven many times over that he not only deserves it, but may indeed need promoting up the ranks a bit.

Jessica Hische. Anyone can be a good letterer

“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” — Jessica Hische RIGHT NOW, FOR JESSICA Hische, that work—the work she should be doing for the rest of her life—is making letters. Right now, she sits at a computer in her Brooklyn apartment, hanging out with her two cats as she chats on the internet.

Jennifer Heuer. Be wary of overthinking a project

Jennifer Heuer is a book designer based in Brooklyn. Formerly a designer at HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, she now runs her own studio out of the Pencil Factory.

Stefan Sagmeister. Trying To Look Good Limits My Life

Stefan Sagmeister is a designer who has been following his instinct and intuition to the fullest, having gained recognition for his unique, and often provocative, visual explorations. It’s possibly his very personal and almost self-centric way to design that leads to his original approach. On May 31, 19 years after starting his NYC studio he once again surprised the crowds with renaming to Sagmeister & Walsh in a ‘trademark’ Sagmeister fashion – naked in the studio.

I Used to Be a Design Student: 50 Graphic Designers Then...

This book offers a rare chance to read what graphic designers feel about their education and profession. Fifty influential designers give the low-down about...

Singapore’s Anonymous Design Studio on How to Survive in Business: Really...

Instant noodles are a key ingredient in the decade-long story of communication design studio Anonymous. It kept founders Felix Ng and Germaine Chong alive for a week while they waited for clients to pay their bills. But even before that low point in their early design days, instant noodles imparted a key lesson in design for the fledgling Singapore studio.

April Greiman. We’re just using the code

April Greiman has been called a pioneer, making it acceptable for a graphic designer to explore their craft using a computer. In the early '80s, computers were seen as science fiction props, specialized industry tools, or subverted novelties. The design community regarded them as an embarrassment to the long history and craft of an art form.

Maureen Mooren and Daniel van der Velden. Defining a new approach...

The Dutch graphic designers MAUREEN MOOREN (1969-) and DANIEL VAN DER VELDEN (1971-) are in the vanguard of experiments to define a new approach to graphic design, which is both more appropriate and effective at a time when society is overloaded with visual information.