Ellen Lupton. Thinking with Type

With the advent of the Macintosh computer and desktop publishing software in the 1980s, tasks once performed by others, such as typesetting and the...

Michael Bierut on trends in design

Michael Bierut is a partner at Pentagram and a leading voice in the world of design. Michael studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, worked at Vignelli Associates for ten years and, as I learned from watching him host Command X: Season 3 at the AIGA Pivot Conference, has a charming stage presence and warm sense of humor.

Paul Rand. Simplicity is not the goal

1991 Interview with Paul Rand conducted by Miggs Burroughs. Topics include IBM, Westinghouse, ABC, NeXT, Steve Jobs.

Frank Chimero. The shape of design

The Shape of Design is an odd little design book. Instead of talking about typography, grids, or logos, it focuses on storytelling, co-dependency, and...

Bruno Maag. I don’t think there is a secret to it

He is the co-founder and owner of Dalton Maag, possibly the largest independent studio in Europe specializing in custom type design. Educated in Basel in his native Switzerland, he has worked and lived in London for two decades. His company recently developed a huge plurilingual font system for Nokia and has presented their bespoke font for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Following many requests from our customers, Dalton Maag’s superior typefaces have recently become available for retail on MyFonts. Meet Bruno Maag, at your service.

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...

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.

John Passafiume. Putting pencil to paper never gets old

John Passafiume is a Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator specializing in hand lettering and aesthetics. He is presently the Senior Designer working with Louise Fili of Louise Fili Ltd, a boutique firm in Manhattan, New York.

How to fix design

Twelve leading designers and creatives come together to point out what they feel is the most pressing issue in the field of design today – and how they would fix it.

Karel Martens. The grid is an instrument

The prolific founder of Werkplaats Typografie, Karel Martens focuses on the design of the Dutch architectural magazine OASE in his 1999 conversation with Peter Biľak.

Art Chantry Speaks. A Heretic’s History of 20th Century Graphic Design

Feral House presents an irreverent, educational and entertaining collection of essays by the Great Contrarian of graphic design, Art Chantry.“There used to be a...

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.

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.

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...

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...