Steven Heller

Chris Capuozzo

Tag Team: The Graffiti Artists of 'Show Me a Hero'

The graphic designer Chris Capuozzo used photographs of Yonkers taken by his wife during the 1980s in order to achieve verisimilitude for the HBO show’s sets.

Arnold Schwartzman

Hollywood's Griffith Observatory at 80

A new book explores the architectural history and classic beauty of one of Los Angeles' most beloved attractions.

Verve Photo Books

Isolated from the World for 60 Years

A striking new photography book lifts the curtain on the people and places of Burma, from its time under a military dictatorship to the present day.

VanDam's StreetSmart

In Cuba, Maps Make a Comeback

Old-fashioned navigation is enjoying a renaissance on the island, where Internet access is still scant.

Alice Mizrachi/Ginko Press

Street Art's Fleeting Protest, Made Permanent

There's a political bent to photographer Yoav Litvin's new book chronicling New York's most ephemeral art.

The Utopian Origins of Restroom Symbols

A new book spotlights the creation and many applications of Isotype, the modernist visual language that lives on in signage all around us.

Florence's New Logo: Crowdsourced Design That's Bad for Design

The Italian city held an open contest to rebrand itself—with mediocre results.

Laure Leber

To 3D Print Coney Island

One artist is recreating a 100-year-old amusement park with very new technology.

Robbie De Villiers

A City Gets Its Own Font

Chattanooga designers have created a typeface meant to give the town more of a cohesive visual identity.

Ghost & Co.

The Writing on Mexican Walls Isn't Graffiti—It's 'Vernacular Branding'

A new book documents the tradition, commerce and politics of colorful bardas de baile.

Christopher Farber

Sukkah City: Revisiting the Crazy, High-Concept, Temporary Jewish Huts of NYC

The largest non-Orthodox, non-Israel centered public expression of Jewish life in the history of New York.

Courtesy of the College for Creative Studies

Could Detroit Become America's Design Capital?

The century-old College for Creative Studies is helping to make that vision a reality.

Leonid Tsvetkov

Can You Spot the Trash Hidden Among These Roman Ruins?

Leonid Tsvetkov's strange, fascinating art project.


Designing the Font for the World's Tallest Building

The distinctive Arabic typography created for the Burj Khalifa.