Behind the Plate
A brief visual history of the catcher’s mask
An Ideal Neighbor
Stanford bolsters its reputation in the arts with a new home for a private collection
Dear Bonnie: Curious in Carmel
Is okay to ask a client why a pitch was rejected? Probably not.
Hunter | Gatherer: Illustrators’ Sketchbooks, Part II
In this second installment of Hunter | Gatherer, Laura Tarrish opens the sketchbooks of three more illustrators
The Prosthetic Baby
A design problem in dire need of reinvention
Hunter | Gatherer: Illustrators’ Sketchbooks, Part I
A peek into the private musings of some well-known illustrators
Forms of Fear
An abstract visual poem from Vanessa Place
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Petter Ringbom about his years at the creative agency Flat, and how he moved away from graphic design into filmmaking.
Enter the Dragon
Looking back to the future of Singapore design
Dear Bonnie: Dumbfounded in Dayton
What’s the correct response to a paying client who rejects the job?
The Private Photographs of Casa Susanna
A cache of photographs captures weekend life at an unlikely resort
Spawn of Gerrymander: Jennifer Daniel’s Texas 35th
Illustrator Jennifer Daniel reimagines Texas’ 35th congressional district: If you can read this, you’re in range.
Spawn of Gerrymander: Steve Brodner’s Pennsylvania 7th
Steve Brodner reimagines Pennsyvlania’s Seventh Congressional District three (frightening) ways.
A new film from Jeff Scher commemorates composer Victor Ullman
Spawn of Gerrymander: Oliver Munday’s Florida 5th
Illustrator Oliver Munday revisualizes Florida’s Fifth Congressional District
Announcing The Observatory
A new monthly podcast with Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand
Spawn of Gerrymander: Lisa Congdon’s North Carolina 4th
Illustrator Lisa Congdon reveals that North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District is a leafy sea monster.
Spawn of Gerrymander: Leif Parsons’ Illinois 4th
Illustrator Leif Parsons reimagines Illinois’ Fourth Congressional District, giving a visual message to voters.
In this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to legendary designer Tom Geismar about how the practice of design has changed since the 1950s.
Spawn of Gerrymander: Joe Alterio’s Maryland 3rd
Illustrator Joe Alterio reimagines Maryland’s Third Congressional District in a monstrous animated GIF.
Spawn of Gerrymander: A Series
A week-long project in which six top illustrators visualize some of the most contorted congressional districts in the country.
Reflections in a Golden Eye
The optics- and vision-centered work of Harris Diamant
Nervous in New Zealand
Following your heart and trusting your teachers
When Design Dictates
Cafeteria Caper: Remembering the CBS lunchroom and design life at the “Black Rock”
Design Matters Fall 2014 Schedule Announced
A new season of Design Matters starts Monday!