A new exhibition at Manhattan’s Center for Italian Modern Art looks at the cross-pollination between avant-garde art and commercial posters in post-WWII Italy.
The Extraordinary Story of Corita Kent, the “Pop Art Nun”
Hyperallergic has the exclusive premiere of KCET Artbound’s short film “Corita Kent: The Pop Art Nun.”
In California, a Legacy of Political Protest Through Graphic Design Lives On
Grassroots social movements in California in the 1960s and ’70s led to a flourishing of graphic innovation that lives on to this day.
California Continues to Rewrite the Rules of Design
Artists and designers in the state found their voices by breaking from modernist traditions and embracing the light, color, and playful attitude of the West Coast.
The Hand-Painted Signs and Murals of Latinx LA
Sign painters and muralists have helped create the visual language of Los Angeles.
A Tour Through Design and Social Activism in LA, From 1960s to Today
From the socially progressive prints of Sister Corita to the first major gay publication in the US.
A 1970s Provocative Magazine That Fought Anti-Asian Sentiment
What started as a monthly paper in 1969 geared towards Asian American students at UCLA soon expanded to the greater Los Angeles community.
Graphics: ✊🏽A History of Design and Activism in California 📐
This edition, produced in collaboration with KCET’s Artbound, celebrates the rich history of artist-activists in the Golden State.
E. McKnight Kauffer, a Commercial Artist With Ideals
For nearly 20 years between the two world wars, E. McKnight Kauffer, an American, was the most celebrated graphic designer in England.
Addressing the Lack of Diversity in Graphic Design
An exhibition of student and faculty posters from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) sparks a larger conversation around inclusion and representation in design.
Graphic Designer Awazu Kiyoshi’s Fantastical World
Awazu rebuked modernist design ideals in his graphic art and instead engaged with indigenous culture, popular symbols, and untidy visuals.
Melania Trump Designed the Logo for Her “Be Best” Initiative
As if things weren’t bad enough, the new logo for Melania Trump’s initiative was reportedly designed by the FLOTUS herself.