Design CultureBeyond the Syllabusby Wendy RichmondA detailed syllabus is only the beginning of determining how to teach a subject. Beyond the syllabus, and even beyond day-to-day lesson plans, you have to ... more
AdvertisingThe Regretted Historyby Ernie SchenckEven though we can’t undo the choices we make as we grope and shamble our way through Adland, we can stop regretting them and start learning from them.
CreativityBarbara Nessimby Anne TelfordWith enthusiasm and passion for art and culture, undiminished by time, Barbara Nessim surrounds herself with beauty and spends her days creating art that has an ... more
Emerging MediaThe Rediscovery of Hologramsby Joe ShepterThere are plenty of good holographic shows to enjoy—and until you see one, you won’t believe how cool they can be.
BusinessGreat Blogs Outside This Fieldby David C. BakerThoughtful, provocative, humorous blogs that are authentic, have a point of view and stretch your mind.
TypographyTypographic Hate Listsby Allan HaleyType hate has taken on pandemic proportions. Myriad blog posts and YouTube videos by the score condemn hapless designs.
BusinessMotion Design Business Practicesby Shel PerkinsBusiness practices in the field of motion design are still quite fragmented; the hope is that its continued maturity as a professional service will ... more
AdvertisingWhat's Your Stargate?by Ernie SchenckCreative wormholes exist... those weird locations where the ideas come racing fast and furious and that, for some reason, seem to thrum with creative energy ... more
TypographyType Directors Club Turns 65by Angelynn GrantAlthough the club’s name is derived from a now obsolete job, its purpose as an organization for those with a discerning eye for typography is as apt ... more
VoicesEntrepeneurial Thinkingby Terry Lee StoneGraphic design’s traditional business model, that of service consultancy, is being challenged by what may be the future: creating products and being in on ... more
Design IssuesLearning to Be Happy, Part 2by DK HollandIn this complex world, full of irony and contradiction, pain and suffering, if we can agree on what we value, that is the hope for the future—for ... more
Design CultureSeeking Sparksby Susan HodaraInspired public dialogue unearths novel concepts and connections impossible to predict. And, when we're lucky, it enables us to witness brilliance in real time.
TypographyAkira Kobayashiby Allan HaleyAkira Kobayashi’s work with Adrian Frutiger and Hermann Zapf, and his explorations of classic sans serif designs, produced valuable typeface revivals. Now he’s ... more
Emerging MediaInteractive TVby Sam McMillanA new generation of “smart” televisions is about to do to conventional television, and its handmaiden the advertising industry, what iTunes did to the music ... more
Design IssuesLearning to Be Happyby DK HollandIf the purpose of evolution is indeed the development of consciousness, we will achieve that only by being open to new possibilities. Open to the possibility ... more