Simon Renaud. Everything to discover

French designer Simon Renaud speaks about his career and inspirations. What is your story?After graduating from the ESAD in Strasbourg, I went to Poland for...

James Victore makes you want to swear

Passion. Unique. Raw. Personal. Daring. Bold. Idea. Shock. Reaction. That is what James Victore’s does. It confuses you. It makes you smile, frown, think. It screws you up. It makes you want to swear.

David Carson. Self Indulgent Design

In May-August 2011, Emanuel Barbosa curated the exhibition "David Carson Design" at the ESAD College of Art and Design in Matosinhos, Portugal. David Carson...

Design for Social Good: Latitude’s Branding for Nonprofits

Latitude strongly believes in design for social good. Check out their beautiful branding work for Healing Haiti—a bakery and job creation center.The leaders and...

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.

Identify. Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of...

The NBC peacock. Chase Bank's blue octagon. Mobil Oil's arresting red O. PBS's poetic silhouettes of "Everyman."Chermayeff & Geismar's visual identities are instantly recognizable...

Alan Fletcher. The art of looking sideways

The Art of Looking Sideways - labeled 'the design book of the century' - is a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of...

Irene Pereyra. My favorite part is the blank page

Irene Pereyra is co-founder of the Brooklyn design studio "Anton & Irene". Before that, she was the UX Director at Fantasy Interactive.

Alex Camlin of Da Capo Press. All covers should be all-type

"Even though I first noticed the chunky Eisner-esque cover design for Douglas Wolk’s Reading Comics at The Book Design Review, it wasn’t until much, much later — when Ben Pieratt posted about the elegant redesign of The Harvard Review at The Book Cover Archive blog back in June — that I registered that it was the work of designer Alex Camlin. Both Reading Comics and The Harvard Review demonstrate Alex’s incredible attention to typography, his range of his influences, and the amazing diversity of his portfolio. Currently he is Creative Director for Da Capo Press."

Bureau. Author of social messages

In 1989, Donald Moffett and Marlene McCarty founded Bureau, a “trans-disciplinary design studio” whose mandate was to produce art, film titles, political work, and brand identities. Bureau was a multidisciplinary design studio and collaboration between principals Donald Moffett and Marlene McCarty, with Claudia Brandenburg, Kiers Alexandra, Mary Day, Lucy Hitchcock, and Gabriel Feliciano, who viewed their unique design studio as a service provider and, more significantly, as an author of social messages.

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...

Toshi Omagari. Type design is all I do

How did you felt in love for type design? While learning English at school I was often troubled with the little things on Century Schoolbook called serif, which...

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.

The designer is present

Should my ideas, my personality, my philosophy be evident in my work? Or should I just remove as much of my persona as possible and ‘follow the brief’? Or is there a way to do both?

Elaine Lustig Cohen. The visual was my life

Elaine Lustig Cohen on the late Alvin Lustig and the art, and archiving, of the book jacket.Alvin Lustig and Elaine Lustig Cohen, 1949. All...