He caught NWA, Tupac, and Biggie—as well as a young Outkast and Cee-Lo—but his favorite rappers to photograph were Kriss Kross.
“At its core, it’s a story about the nature of competition and market leadership—how business leaders can achieve it, and how it can be snatched away.”
In honor of the man who created the iconic logos for IBM, UPS, and ABC, here’s a trove of Rand designs, interviews, and tributes.
Legendary graphic designer Paul Rand is revered as the creator of logos for corporations like IBM, ABC, UPS, and NeXT, and author of many books including the seminal, recently reissued Thoughts on Design. He passed away in 1996, but would have been 100 this week, and his legacy is still as strong as ever.
The low-resolution GIFs. The thoughtless use of fonts. The star map navigation grid. It’s Web 1.0 all over again!
1986’s geekwear would fit into any Brooklyn bar today.
The boom and bust of the world’s cultural capitals, visualized through the birth and death places of intellectuals.
A new installation by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper commemorates all British deaths from World War I with 888, 246 red ceramic poppies creatively arranged around the tower.
Everyone’s talking about Richard Linklater’s Boyhood at the moment—as well they should; it’s a remarkable film—but in honor of the director’s birthday yesterday, you should revisit his first feature, Slacker.
It’s like a 90-second history lesson in creative innovation from a single brand.
Ever wondered what they called anal sex in the 16th century, or cunnilingus during World War II?
Ever wonder what sex was called in the 1600s, how you might ask for a blowjob during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, or how your great-grandfather might have asked for anal sex?
Following up on his research which gave us 2,600 words for genitalia throughout the ages, slang lexicographer Jonathon Green has given us three amazing new resources, describing what sexual intercourse, oral and anal, and sexual secretions and contraceptives have been called at various points over the last 700 years.
The television counts among a handful of designs that most dramatically changed 20th-century society. As this illustrated poster by Reddit user CaptnChristiana visualizes, the design has evolved mightily since the boxy retro contraptions of yesteryear, like the Emyvisor and the Marconi. With flatscreens and high-definition displays that can seem crisper and more colorful than reality itself, 21st-century viewers are comparatively spoiled.
As the Batman 75th anniversary further fuels the controversy over who created the Caped Crusader, a DC Comics historian offers more insight.
45 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the first humans on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface.