Lucas Le Bihan. The esthetics of the engineer

A recent graduate of the École Estienne in Paris, Lucas Le Bihan is a graphic designer who specialises in type design. He shares how he came to be a type designer, the design process behind the fonts he creates and the Japanese cultural inspiration that feeds his practice.

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...

Akira Kobayashi. Transcending typo boundaries

Akira Kobayashi is a solid, world-renowned type designer. His diverse typefaces cover the gamut of display type, historic revivals and a whole lot of rock-solid text typefaces. Over the past two decades, he’s racked up numerous prizes in type competitions and also completed typefaces for innumerable foundries, taught type design and has collaborated with the best type designers in Europe, Japan and the Americas.

Jennifer Sterling Finally Gets the Last Word

Having lived and worked on both coasts, Jennifer Sterling knows a thing or two about cultural and political discourse in design. Her illustrative typographic renderings have produced praise and ignited loathsome critiques from her peers.

Jessica Hische. Desk

'I think one of the biggest pluses of working for yourself is being able to work in different locations. While I love my studio, I like that when I want to marathon some bad television and get through a tedious project, I can stay at home, drink some tea and hang out with my cats. I don’t like working at the studio super late since most of my studio mates and building friends keep pretty regular hours, so when I have to pull a late night it’s usually from home. I’m also an avid coffee shop worker, mostly for REALLY tedious work like css editing and font kerning.'

Copy Paste: How Advertising Recycles Ideas

Taking a second look at advertising campaigns: revealing reproductions, trumpeting creativity, and inspiring all to look just a little closer. Books about advertising are...

Helvetica. A film about typography

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.

Ben Bos at the 2013 Offset Conference

Ben Bos, the influential Dutch graphic designer and key member of pioneering firm Total Design for 28 years, has died aged 86. In 2013 he...

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...

Steven Heller. Getting designers to think

Graphic design is his daily bread. Art director, journalist, critic, writer and editor, Steven Heller is co-chairing the course "MFA Designer as Author" and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review.

Marks Men. An Interview With Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, and Sagi...

The publication 'Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar' looks back at the last half century of work by Chermayeff & Geismar, the design studio behind many of the world’s most recognizable trademarks: Chase Bank, the Library of Congress, NBC, National Geographic, PBS, Showtime, and many others. Established in 1957, the firm helped pioneer the modern movement of idea-driven graphic design, and its projects span every discipline, including visual identities, exhibitions, print and motion graphics, and art in architecture. Print Magazine talked to Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, and Sagi Haviv, about swooshes (never!), whether Paul Rand shares responsibility for Enron (no), and who is really the boss (none of them).

Brian Eno. Gossip is Philosophy

Kevin Kelly talks to the prototypical Renaissance 2.0 artist about why music has ceased to be the center of our cultural life, why art doesn't make any difference anymore, and why Brian Eno offers no resistance to seduction.

Massimo Vignelli vs. Ed Benguiat (Sort Of)

'Print had brought Vignelli and Benguiat together because they looked like oil and water on paper. But rather than debate one another they surprised us by ganging up on Emigre magazine (1984–2009) as a symbol of the computer's destructive influence on contemporary typography. What follows is an almost complete rerun of the 9,000-word original published version. Parts that have been skimmed away are indicated by ellipses (...).'

Neville Brody. The Blank Sheet Project

Neville Brody discusses his inspirations and challenges past, present and future in four chapters. His work as a graphic designer, typographer and art director over the last 30 years has broken boundaries; influenced how we view messaging in many walks of life and is work that will continue to provide inspiration for generations to come.

Adrian Shaughnessy. How to be a graphic designer without loosing your...

What does it take to be a graphic designer in a time when the trappings of technology, fame, and fortune lure folks young and...