Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>
Street artist Ben Eine reveals how his font fixation evolved from his roots as a rebel tagger
Note: This was originally published by our sister paper in St. Louis, The Riverfront Times There's been a minor media brouhaha over the fact that The New Yorker just launched a redesign for the first time in thirteen years. The news was featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the tech bl ... More >>
Protest that got your hands dirty
The merging of art and joy
MOCCA Fest turns 10
Ron Paul wants to know: "Is this dude serious?" And by "this dude," he means Rick Santorum, ostensibly the front-runner in the GOP presidential field. Featuring a voiceover best described as male valley-girl-meets-political-smear, Paul's latest campaign commercial challenges Santorum's fiscal-con ... More >>
We heart Milton Glaser
Now available on Etsy for your gift-giving needs: hand-stitched cloth versions of Kanye West's tweets. The commemorations of West's epic 140-character missives ("Sometimes I get the usage of puns and double en- tundras mixed up. I know sometimes one thing can be both. Rap God issues!!! LOL!!! ... More >>
The holiday wish list just got a little longer
Yo! Bum rush the public library.
"I Love NY," the iconic logo created by Milton Glaser in 1977 (he did the work pro bono, never expecting the campaign to last more than a few months), is now bringing in millions to the state in licensing fees. The state started licensing the logo in '94 and, the Daily News reports, took in " ... More >>
Say yes to burgers, workshops, and music
Go to Google and search for "Helvetica," the respectable font. The joke is that the results come up in "Comic Sans," a less respectable font. Get it? This day sucks.
Winona Chiropractic Center in Winona, Minnesota, hired a web designer to create a site with which to advertise their business. Apparently, they didn't follow through with the appropriate payments, so the web designer went back into the site and started recoding. Here's a link to the site. Mak ... More >>
It really has been almost 40 years since Starbucks opened its first store, innocuously enough, in Seattle. And given the company's subsequent, unstoppable stampede towards Matrix-like world domination, it seems appropriate that, in celebration of its March birthday, the company is debuting a ... More >>
Youll even want to get something for your worst friend
Patti Smith, who did actually smile last night. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction last night at the Cirpirani Ballroom on Wall Street. It was, to say the least, a surprising moment.
Jordan Harrison's Futura
Amid an internet uproar about how bad the new Gap logo is -- and just after iTunes faced similar scrutiny for the updated iTunes 10 icon -- MySpace is getting in on the Any Press is Good Press action by releasing their own terrible new logo. TechCrunch describes it literally as "the word 'my' ... More >>
The Screaming Females screamer cryptically emotes on Holy Hell
That's Flansburgh on the rightJohn Flansburgh stands as the younger, more bespectacled half of They Might Be Giants, a Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston band he has been playing in for more than half his life (Their latest album is Here Comes Science, their fourth children's album and 14th or so stud ... More >>
Print away, and take away
Two artists, one strange mission
A third Wainwright bares it at the mic
A discussion with filmmaker-artist Mike Mills
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Strange Things Grow in an Office Culture
Turning an Anti-Fascist Artwork Into an Anti-Jewish Slur
Is There Room for Unions in the New Media World?