Plazm. 100 habits of successful graphic designers

What if the best way to promote yourself is not to do it at all? What if computers create inferior design compared to analog...

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.

Aesthetic Apparatus. Get dirty and sweaty

Few designers or design firms manage to create a collecting frenzy over the things they design. The posters created by Aesthetic Apparatus become things of value, joy, longing and inspiration. From the coldest confines of the Midwest, Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski bring us some of the freshest/baddest posters of our time. And find the time to chat with us.

Irma Boom. Commemorative books are usually dull

Irma Boom, one of the world’s foremost book designers, discusses her working methods, preferences, and the nature of free-range design.

Modernism on Two Planes. A conversation with Wim Crouwel and Massimo...

The grandfathers of modernism, Wim Crouwel and Massimo Vignelli graced the AIGA/NY chapter last night, Thursday 25 October, with anecdotes of their personal lives their careers as designers—for them, one in the same. Each spoke about several projects selected by Alice Twemlow, chair of the MFA Design Criticism program at SVA, who moderated this historical evening. In fact, this is the first time that Wim Crouwel has spoken in New York since 1965.

Rick Valicenti. The importance of collaboration

With a robust portfolio of graphic works, Rick Valicenti is an icon of communication. As the founder and design director of Thirst/Chicago, he has...

Piet Parra. Art is a big world

Piet Parra is a man of many talents. He designs, illustrates, and now he's in a band called Lele. (Piet provided the illustrations for the Lele track “Breakfast”). Anyone who has walked the streets of Amsterdam recently has spotted a Piet Parra, even if only from the corner of their eyes. His hand-drawn art work has graced many a flyer and poster, aswell as the occasional big brand campaign, CD covers and company logos. And let's not forget the T's of his Rockwell label. His themes and motifs have become the unique (and often imitated) trademarks of Parra's personal style: colorful letters, a world populated by hybrid humans, his 1970s retro-style drawings. And then there's this thing he has for voluptuous women. Submarinechannel called Piet up on the phone to discuss music, humor, drawing, and the meaning of his strange made-up words.

Erik Spiekermann. Putting Back the Face into Typeface

Listen to the design genius talk about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client culture.

Neville Brody. Super Contemporary

In this video interview filmed by Dezeen for the Design Museum's Super Contemporary exhibition, graphic designer Neville Brody talks about the key people, places and cultural movements in London that have defined his life in London.

Steve Frykholm. Herman Miller’s Poster Child

For graphic designer Steve Frykholm, life at Herman Miller really has been a picnic. The Vice President of Creative Design reflects on his 45-year...

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.

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...

Moira Cullen. Happiness in a bottle

Moira Cullen, The PepsiCoCoca Design Director went down the right path during the redesign of Coke's identity. "It's happiness inside. Happiness in a bottle."

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.

Neville Brody rebrands Research Studio as Brody Associates

Graphic designer Neville Brody has reorganised his London studio and rebranded it as Brody Associates because "people didn't really understand" its former name, Research...