The Desk. A movie about workspaces

Extraordinary individuals reveal what makes each of their workspaces unique and inspiring. 'When a messy desk is a sign of a messy mind, then what is a empty desk a sign of?' Featuring Massimo Vignelli at work at his famous almost empty 'bureau ministre'.

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...

Alan Kitching. A life in letterpress

'A life in letterpress' documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching. Alan Kitching is a typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner....

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...

Fingerprint. The art of using handmade elements in graphic design

Design is at a turning point. Our infatuation with—and the backlash against—technology is over. Today's best designers have learned to embrace its advantages and...

Jonathan Barnbrook. I am a contrary kind of person

Jonathan Barnbrook has been one of the truly original voices in British design and typography since the early 1990s. With a design practice built around vocal criticism of global politics and business, he’s about as far from design establishment orthodoxy as you can possibly get.

Stefan Sagmeister shares happy design

The Power of Time Off Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their...

Tomato. Letting something grow

Tomato… A house hold name in our industry. This multi-disciplinary collective tackles almost anything creative. Among the mediums most noted would include; typography, graphic design, architecture, filmmaking, and the music of Underworld. We caught up with Graham Wood, Steve Baker, and Jason Kedgely and were able to get these kind gentlemen to 'speak up’.

Marc Pachter. The art of the interview

Marc Pachter has conducted live interviews with some of the most intriguing characters in recent American history as part of a remarkable series created for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. He reveals the secret to a great interview and shares extraordinary stories of talking with Steve Martin, Clare Booth Luce and more.

The Heads of State. Desk

“Our office is on the second floor of an old storefront building in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. We’re surrounded by Ben Franklin impersonators giving walking tours of the Betsy Ross house and Independence Hall. The studio is pretty jammed packed with our books and paper scraps and ephemera. We have all sorts of design objects around including presidential busts, globes, old books, and a vintage blue-collar thermos collection. We also run our online store from this space so our poster and print archive is stored here as well as our mail room. It gets pretty chaotic at times but it has the great organized chaos of a workshop.”

Brock Davis. My ideas start as finger drawings in the air

For American artist Brock Davis humor is integral in all his projects. Designboom asked him to comment on his work.

Andrew Howard. Personal Views

Andrew Howard coordinates the Personal Views Conference. It is an attempt to explore where the boundaries of contemporary practice lie. Series Six asked speakers to trace their personal design journeys.

Bowie, Barnbrook and the Blackstar artwork

As the artwork for David Bowie’s new album Blackstar – or ★ – emerges on billboards and social media, its designer Jonathan Barnbrook talks...

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).

Debbie Millman. How to think like a great graphic designer

Containing an interview line-up that is no doubt a who’s who list of contemporary graphic design, How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designercontains an...