David Carson on design + discovery

Great design is a never-ending journey of discovery — for which it helps to pack a healthy sense of humor. Sociologist and surfer-turned-designer David Carson walks through a gorgeous (and often quite funny) slide deck of his work and found images.

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.

Stefan Sagmeister. Style + Fart = Language

On the occasion of his first New York retrospective, SAGMEISTER: MADE YOU LOOK, which ran at the School of Visual Arts end of 2004, the artist and designer was asked to reflect on his past and recent accomplishments. While tooting his own horn is not a favorite pastime, we did manage to get a few choice notes. Conversation with Steve Heller for AIGA.

Irene Pereyra. My favorite part is the blank page

Irene Pereyra is co-founder of the Brooklyn design studio "Anton & Irene". Before that, she was the UX Director at Fantasy Interactive.

Mevis en Van Deursen. We like the aspect of time in...

Through cultural commissions and public sector projects - from stamps to urban identities - Armand Mevis (1963-) and Linda Van Deursen (1961-) of MEVIS + VAN DEURSEN have played a critical role in modernising Dutch graphic design and redefining it as a dynamic medium.

Wolfgang Weingart. Making the Young Generation Nuts

Forty-five years ago I was very uncivilized. I did not know about the Bauhaus or Tschichold. I lived in my own world, working seven days a week. These days, frankly, I prefer to instruct students who know nothing about typography.

Paula Scher gets serious

Paula Scher looks back at a life in design (she's done album covers, books, the Citibank logo ...) and pinpoints the moment when she started really having fun. Look for gorgeous designs and images from her legendary career.

Shel Perkins. Talent is not enough: business secrets for designers

The best business guide for design professionals just got better! This revised and expanded second edition includes everything designers need — besides talent —...

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.

Copy Paste: How Advertising Recycles Ideas

Taking a second look at advertising campaigns: revealing reproductions, trumpeting creativity, and inspiring all to look just a little closer. Books about advertising are...

Art Chantry. Art Speaks, Posters Yell

Renowned poster designer Art Chantry shows examples of work over his acclaimed career through which he expands upon his ideas, theories and the history...

Jessica Helfand. Design: The Invention of Desire

A compelling defense for the importance of design and how it shapes our behavior, our emotions, and our livesDesigners are jinxed. They are victims...

Tomi Ungerer. Between Two Convex Mirrors

Described by the publisher Phaidon Press as “the most famous book author you have never heard of,” Tomi Ungerer is a continental treasure in his native Europe, an artist whose life and work embody the epic forces of the late 20th century. Born in 1931 in Alsace, a region that soon became dominated by wartime Germany, Ungerer was raised under Nazi rule. His young adulthood was a mirror of postwar liberation, as he took to wandering the world before immersing himself in the invigorating climate of 1950s and 1960s New York. It was there that Ungerer made his reputation as an editorial and advertising illustrator and children’s book author, and where he became caught in the tumult of the antiwar and civil rights movements. In the early 1970s, seized by a back-to-the-land impulse, he left the States to farm in Nova Scotia. Five years later, he relocated again, this time to Ireland, where he has lived ever since.

Digital Design Theory. Readings from the Field

Digital Design Theory bridges the gap between the discourse of print design and interactive experience by examining the impact of computation on the field...

Martin Venezky. Practicioner of ‘Slow Design’

Martin Venzky speaks about his book 'It is Beautiful…Then Gone', a superb collection of his best pieces. He is constantly grappling with the design process and his personal voice in each project he undertakes.