Louise Fili. Design what you are passionate about

The famous graphic designer Louise Fili talks to Lancia TrendVisions and presents her latest project for the BUR -“Rizzoli Universal Library”, “Romanzi d’Italia” , which involved her in the design of the cover pages for ten 19th-century ‘bestsellers’, about to be released to celebrate 150 years since the unification of Italy.

Why Sagmeister and Walsh works

The first eight pages of Stefan Sagmeister’s 2000 book Another Self-Indulgent Design Monograph is given over to a diagram called Timeline by the German designer Franziska Morlok. Art directed by Sagmeister himself, it begins with the Big Bang and uses a simple combination of lines and circles to chart the world from then onwards. Earth is formed on page six, jellyfish evolve near the end of page seven and neanderthals appear almost right at the bottom of the last page, just before a circle which represents “The entire history of graphic design.” In actual fact, as explained in a footnote, this last marker throws the whole scale off and it should be drawn as one ten thousandth of an inch.

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.

Michael Janda. Burn your portfolio

It takes more than just a design school education and a killer portfolio to succeed in a creative career. Burn Your Portfolio teaches the...

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...

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...

Debbie Millman on Branding, Design Matters, and Personal Work

Debbie Millman is one of the most influential graphic designers working today. She's also an author, teacher, and brand strategist, and the chief marketing...

Michael Bierut doesn’t believe in creativity

In his book "How to Use Graphic Design..." Pentagram Partner Michael Bierut shares his wisdom on what makes a truly great logo designMichael Bierut has a crazy idea....

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.'

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...

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...

Stuart Tolley. Life as an agency owner, author and charity raiser

Stuart Tolley is an art director, designer and founder of Transmission, a creative agency and editorial consultancy based in sunny Brighton. He is also the author...

Stuart Tolley. Min: the new simplicity in graphic design

A closer look at Minimalism today - no Helvetica allowed. Minimalism is a "barometer of social change"—it comes in and out of fashion in response to social factors.

Filling in the gaps

Last summer a discussion flared up amongst typographers about an interview with Rudy VanderLans on the Fontstand blog. He spoke about his motivations for not...

Christoph Niemann. Sunday Sketching

From award-winning artist and author Christoph Niemann comes a collection of witty illustrations and whimsical views on working creatively. Taking its cue from his New...