, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer and a former contributing editor and columnist for
magazines. A member of the
and a recent laureate of the Art Director's Hall of Fame, Helfand received her B.A. and her M.F.A. from Yale University where she has taught since 1994.
is a graphic artist, designer, writer and typographer who lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada and works for clients in design and advertising all over the world. She is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), and her book,
, was published by Thames & Hudson (Monacelli in the USA) in October 2010.
A Nod to Surrealism
For artists not
working in digital media — those who cut, build, draw, paint, glue, bend, and make things in the more traditional manner, there is something of a “Surrealist” popularity at hand today.
On a retrospective of the work of midcentury sculptor Ruth Asawa at Christie's, her first solo show in New York in 50 years.
The Conceptual Posters of Boris Bucan
Boris Bućan’s little known early posters, produced in Zagreb, were reductive, sharply defined, cerebral and enigmatic.
The Medium Is The Mail
Jill Stoll combines artistic ritual, creative reuse, and the postal service as connector.
Paranoid But Pretty
A review of Matthias Megyeri's new show at the German Architecture Center, and a review of the question the exhibition inspires: "Are we safer?"