Tim Allen, former head of Amazon’s product design studio, new President at Wolff Olins NA
Designer, artist, author and Design Matters radio show host Debbie Millman is the newest addition to the esteemed list of designers for The Luxe Project by MOO.
Photo: Asheind “Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.” That quote by Massimo Vignelli elegantly summed up his philosophy of design — and, by the way, what did he do that was not elegantly done? Mr. Vignelli died yesterday at the age of 83 after a long illness. Born in Milan […]
Chip Kidd, the incomparable book designer, was among those featured in GDUSA’s 51st Anniversary People To Watch magazine. During preparation, I had a chance to watch his near-legendary TED talk once again; to marvel at his ample gallery of book covers, largely for Knopf; and to read the latest book he has authored. It is called […]
In 1974 top designers and communicators opened up their studios and company doors. Here is a unique peek at the inner “workings” of George Lois, Herb Lubalin and Art Kane, among other notable contemporaries. George Lois‘ Office. Lois was named the Most Influential Art Director of the Past 50 Years by GDUSA readers.
“I go to work every morning with the possibility that I might learn something I don’t already know … You should look at every problem and think, ‘what can I learn by doing this?’ And if you think you can learn nothing, forget about doing it.” -Milton Glaser, named Most Influential Graphic Designer of the […]
It’s getting late on a Tuesday afternoon and I’ve now spent an hour trying to get this story started, staring at my screen. But why am I so hung up on nailing the first few sentences? Why not just get to the point right away? Because humans have a psychological need for introductions, enticements, ease-ins: […]
We’ve been dipping into the archives to celebrate our 50th anniversary and figured we’d put you to the test. We found this impressive grouping of iconic designers who judged Gilbert’s 1985 Great Designer Awards, a national letterhead design competition for students. Can you name all the designers in this picture? Don’t Peek Below!
Today is the birthday of Massimo Vignelli. When I first met him some five decades ago, I was wearing pajamas. But I am getting ahead of the story. Mr. Vignelli’s grace, style, and talent has been a constant source of astonishment to all who know him — not to mention a source of reportage in […]
For those of you living under a rock, Jessica Hische is a designer, letterer, illustrator, and self-described “avid internetter,” not to mention a former GDUSA Person to Watch. I pretty much want everything she creates but these iPhone cases are calling to me right now and they make a perfect gift for any type lover or […]