Are crappy knockoffs really something manufacturers should be scared of? Is there anything wrong with knocking-off a 50-year-old design? Tony Ash, managing director of Vitra, thinks so. Ash has written
In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history. In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25.
Father Adrian Murray captures the beauty of childhood in these sweet photos featuring his two sons and their teddy bear. The boys, seen dancing or riding a bike with the bear, are named Emerson and Greyson.
Poor health, disappearing artwork, and countless cases of mistaken identity: Charles Uzzell-Edwards - AKA Pure Evil - describes the life of the street artist 1. Everyone thinks you're Banksy Go out stencilling
Toronto-based photographer Gerald Larocque imagines spectacularly surreal wonderlands in his conceptual photographs. According to Larocque, his images “[address] eruptions of his unconscious and suppressed
Most tattoo artists accept money in exchange for permanently adorning a client’s skin, but Stanislava Pinchuck, aka Miso, prefers the bartering system. The multidisciplinary artist draws minimalist-style
Tokyo-based artist and designer Tomoko Takeda turns literary masterpieces into stunning works of visual art in her series ものがたりの断片 (monogatari no danpen, trans. “story fragments”). With a brilliant eye
Postures is an elegant photo series that features minimalist floral sculptures held up with thin pieces of wire. Created by Sweden-based conceptual photographer Carl Kleiner, the collection conveys emotions
“The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work.” The question of what makes someone successful has occupied some of history’s greatest minds. For Alexander Graham Bell, success was to
Learning the subtleties of Helvetica and Garamond used to be a pain—but a sleek new app has made the process easier Students in introductory typography classes are asked to memorize and understand the
Netherlands-based artist Diederik Storms draws upon the mysteries of nature to create his captivating collection of organic sculptures. He uses raw substances, like stones and petrified wood, combined
In the Penguin Drop Caps series, designer Jessica Hische decorates an A-to-Z collection of classic literature with her lovely lettering. In September 2009, type designer Jessica Hische started what would
A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among