Robert Rauschenberg for Designers

December 1st a major exhibition on Robert Rauschenberg opened at the Tate Modern in London, spanning six decades of his work. Rauschenberg (1925-2008) has...

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.

Trevor Tarczynski. Designing In Public

Trevor Tarczynski is a graphic designer in Echo Park. He runs the boutique design Studio Destro. Trevor is known for the posters he has done; he has become the visual mouthpiece for East Los Angeles.

Massimo Vignelli. Black is a projection of the brain

'Design is a profession that takes care of everything around us. Politicians take care of the nation and fix things - at least they are supposed to. Architects take care of buildings.' Debbie Millman meets Massimo Vignelli for Design Observer.

Verena Gerlach. There is only form and counter-form

After more than 10 years, Verena Gerlach has revised and extended her FF Karbid super family, an interpretation of German storefront lettering from the early 1900s.

Carol Devine Carson of Knopf Publishers. Cultivating designers

Designers Carol Devine Carson in conversation with Ellen Lupton about her work at Knopf Publishers.

Paula Scher and the Geography of Design

The Geography of Design is a two-part interview with Paula Scher directed by the filmmaker Nicolas Heller and produced by Brian Collins for the...

Erik Spiekermann. Putting Back the Face into Typeface

Listen to the design genius talk about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client culture.

Derek Birdsall. Notes on book design

In a career spanning more than forty years, Derek Birdsall has achieved renown as a leading book designer in Britain. This practical and inspirational...

LettError meets Erik Spiekermann

Just van Rossum and Erik van Blokland make up the formidable typographic duo LettError. They both came out of the Royal Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in The Hague, the educational institution in the Dutch capital that turns out type-face designers. Both in their mid-twenties, they have already come a long way professionally. After working at MetaDesign in Berlin for a few years when they were fresh from the academy, they spent time at David Berlow's The Font Bureau Inc. in Boston, Adobe Systems in Mountain View, California, and many other type shops. Not always together, but constantly in touch, they have jointly designed typefaces, written programs, created onscreen movies, performed at conferences, and generally made themselves known among font mongers, online freaks, and ResEdit hackers. Wired sent Erik Spiekermann to meet the two and to suss out their take on typography today.

Twenty Over Eighty. Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design

Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith have interviewed 20 of the greatest in 20th-century design for their new book that covers the waterfront - from...

Marian Bantjes. Intricate beauty by design

In graphic design, Marian Bantjes says, throwing your individuality into a project is heresy. She explains how she built her career doing just that, bringing her signature delicate illustrations to storefronts, valentines and even genetic diagrams.

David Carson. All For a Few Good Waves

A short documentary on David Carson, by production company Dress Code. David Carson is arguably the world’s most well known graphic designer. All For a...

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.

Kurt Weidemann. I’m a Serviceman, a Package Porter at the Station

Kurt Weidemann was one of the most influential typographers of the 20th century. Weidemann helped form the identities of companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Zeiss, and Deutsche Bahn, changing their corporate designs not only for the better, but for the best.