Hans Ulrich Obrist. The curator who talked his way to the...

Hans Ulrich Obrist has conducted twenty-four hundred hours of interviews with creative people: “salons of the twenty-first century.”

Matthew Carter & Roger Black. Type: Design and Changing Technology

Type designer Matthew Carter is principal of Carter & Cone Type Inc. He is also a Royal Designer for Industry, and a Senior Critic...

10+ Ways to Shake Up your Designer Toolbox

Artist vs. artisan. The profession was on many occasions split between these two views on what a designer is. Here’s a curated list of tools - from long forgotten, to widely used, and not yet on the market - to get you inspired, and perhaps ditch or swap some favourite tools yourself.

Jaemin Lee. Killing two birds with one stone

Jaemin Lee is a South Korean designer, art director and founder of agency Studio Fnt. His repeated work for Seoul Record Fair has resulted in a very distinct and recognisable identity.

Stefan Sagmeister. Trying To Look Good Limits My Life

Stefan Sagmeister is a designer who has been following his instinct and intuition to the fullest, having gained recognition for his unique, and often provocative, visual explorations. It’s possibly his very personal and almost self-centric way to design that leads to his original approach. On May 31, 19 years after starting his NYC studio he once again surprised the crowds with renaming to Sagmeister & Walsh in a ‘trademark’ Sagmeister fashion – naked in the studio.

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.

Louise Fili. Desk

'I’ve always kept my studio in the neighborhood so I can walk there every morning. My office is a personal sanctuary filled with all things (mostly Italian) that inspire me. And since the major part of the work I do is food-related, there is always something good to eat (or drink) around here: Irving Farm coffee and Sarabeth’s jam for breakfast, gelato or Qbel chocolates for a pick-me-up in the afternoon, and a glass of wine from Polaner Selections at the end of the day. When I work, I spread out at either at my desk, my Deco rattan chair, my 1950′s porch glider, or the conference room table.'

Jessica Hische. Your personality shines through in your work

Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator living somewhere between San Francisco, California and Brooklyn, New York. A fun short film, made for the Like Knows Like documentary project.

Rudy Vanderlans. Most people don’t give a damn

'In case you have been hiding under a rock for the past 18 years Rudy is the co-founder of Emigre. Along with the Macintosh in 1984, Emigre revolutionized Desktop Publishing, Graphic Design and Font Publishing and Design. Today they strive to voice their own and unique views on Design through their magazine and typeface design. On this interview I harped a bit on my impression that Emigre’s changes reflect a need to please us [designers] to continue subscribing to their publication and purchasing their fonts. Rudy cleared that matter, and put my concerns to rest that Emigre was “selling out.” '

The Noun Project. From Sketchbook To Startup

How do you turn a casual idea into a global library of icons? The Noun Project founders discuss their journey from childhood obsession to burgeoning business.

Reza Abedini and the creative emancipation in the Arab world and...

Reza Abedini is one of the key figures who helped pave the way for contemporary graphic design in today’s Iran. In his work he...

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...

People’s Liberty: Lasting Community Change with Design

Designing Civic Engagement, One Person at a Time People's Liberty, a change-maker philanthropic lab, centers design at its core to create movement. When faced with the...

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.”

The Glass Ceiling

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from politics to social matters to cultural issues. March the 8th is...