Julia Hasting on new book Akademie X

Phaidon creative director Julia Hasting on spectacular new book Akademie X A few weeks back, an enormous book the colour of a tube of Love...

James Victore. Your Work Is A Gift

What’s the value of your creative voice? A lot, according to designer James Victore. Using some of his own creative challenges as examples, Victore...

The Glass Ceiling

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from politics to social matters to cultural issues. March the 8th is...

Jocelyn Glei. Manage your day-to-day

Stop doing busywork. Start doing your best work.Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find...

Tibor Kalman vs. Joe Duffy Revisit

What is the ultimate goal of design? A satisfied client? A better product? An enlightened society? A cleaner environment? Ideally, graphic designers should be able to achieve all of these things without compromising artistic and moral integrity. But in a real and imperfect world, they often have to forgo every end but client satisfaction simply to continue working. For many, the question is not whether the designer’s role should be redefined, but how it can change to meet the often conflicting needs of client, ego, and society.

Rudy VanderLans. Design is still about ideas, not technology

Some people say that thanks to the digital era, and mostly to cultural globalization, now we have a universal design language: universal codes of colors, icons, and so on. How does it fit with the original concept of Emigre, a magazine that shows how diverse the works from emigrants may be?

Fluxus is a graphic designers dream

Focus on '60s art movement Fluxus, and its relevance to graphic design today

10+ Ways to Shake Up your Designer Toolbox

Artist vs. artisan. The profession was on many occasions split between these two views on what a designer is. Here’s a curated list of tools - from long forgotten, to widely used, and not yet on the market - to get you inspired, and perhaps ditch or swap some favourite tools yourself.

Maeda @ Media

A review of John Maeda's monograph from 2000. A critical look at the book's design, and the philosophy and work of the new media...

Metahaven. Design as an instrument to imagine

Metahaven is one of the most theoretically informed, strategically adept and articulate groups of thinkers operating in graphic design.

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;...

Modise Sepeng. ‘Work twice as hard’

The graphic artist from Alexandra (South Africa) is an aesthetic activist, using historical African influences to de-colonise the design landscape.

Leta Sobierajski. This Is What Landing Your Dream Job Looks Like

Interview with Leta Sobierajski from a series of six profiles of young creatives who created their dream job. It’s a rare and very special thing to have a job that's the same as the one you referred to in grade school when everyone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up. Heck, it’s rare to have the one you talked about at your college graduation party.

Matthew Carter & Roger Black. Type: Design and Changing Technology

Type designer Matthew Carter is principal of Carter & Cone Type Inc. He is also a Royal Designer for Industry, and a Senior Critic...

Irma Boom. Books that speak to all senses

Graphic designer Irma Boom has made over 250 books, 50 of which are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in...