Gentle redesign for The New Yorker in the 21st Century

After 13 years and the last redesign by the legendary Massimo Vignelli (famous for the NY Subway System signage and the American Airlines logo), The New Yorker has worked really hard to do two things: A) Update the brand’s branding system to work in todays multi-channel publishing environment, and B) they did so in a … Continue reading Gentle redesign for The New Yorker in the 21st Century

The State of The Book of the Future

Here is Craig Mod’s insightful talk at the Build conference. Books and printed material are undergoing a transformation from analog to digital, and so is our relationship to reading. The historical experience of reading is the one and only influence that is shaping what we are doing in digital media. Does it all apply with the new … Continue reading The State of The Book of the Future

Get Lost In Twentieth Century Chinese Graphic Design

This awesome book from 2010 will let you get lost in thought looking at the wonderful complexity of a culture that few westerners understand—Chinese culture. To paraphrase the description from Amazon, the book takes us from the beginnings of Chinese graphics, to the arrival of Art Deco to Shanghai, the influence or Russian Constructivism, and … Continue reading Get Lost In Twentieth Century Chinese Graphic Design

The definitive text on Graphic Design comes to the iPad

According to prolific chronicler of design Steven Heller, the book The History of Graphic Design by the late Philip B. Meggs first published in 1983, was “the first time the words ‘History’ and ‘Graphic Design’ were used together in a book title”. The classic text is now in its fifth edition and has been revised … Continue reading The definitive text on Graphic Design comes to the iPad