Antonio Lopez's electrifying art defined the style of the times, 1960s-'80s. Now, a gallery show and book call renewed attention to his accomplishments
October 02, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
As this old newspaper ad supplement shows, in the heydey of synthetic knits, DuPont advanced its chemically made fibers as a key to "Better Living"
September 24, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
For decades, Ivory sold itself as the suds that made legwear last longer
September 18, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
A look at how artists spent their summer vacations—at the beach
August 31, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
To help maintain its position as a popular European destination, Amsterdam embraced marketing with "I amsterdam," a brand campaign for the city and its residents
August 30, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
Like products, cities need a brand identity. In this Tennessee city, a team of designers have created an official font
August 29, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
When the country gained its independence after World War I, artist Alphonse Mucha was called upon to help design an important part of any country's identity - its money
August 21, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
A schoolgirl and a former traveling Bible salesman helped turn deodorants and antiperspirants from niche toiletries into an $18 billion industry
August 03, 2012 | By Sarah Everts
Infographic design first appeared at the Olympics in 1948, when the games were last in London.
July 20, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
The department store chain's visionary executive beat the competition in exotic fashion flair
July 13, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Layered, corseted summer garments kept women proper and fashionable, if not cool
July 03, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Nike's latest innovation promises to improve runners' comfort, help the environment, and revolutionize shoe manufacturing
April 06, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
In the 1940s and 50s, shoe stores were dangerous places. At the center of the shopping experience was the shoe-fitting fluoroscope—a pseudoscientific machine that became a token of mid-century marketing deception.
April 04, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
A modern Scottish elevator shoe designer runs a global business from his Bangkok outpost
March 23, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
How our need for convenience is redesigning our food supply
March 16, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
How a disappointing dessert becomes an object lesson on simplicity and pleasure
March 14, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
If flashy package design can lure people into eating factory-extruded chemical slurries, why shouldn’t it work to trick junk food addicts into eating a vegetable?
March 06, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
How citrus crate label design fueled a boom that caused the art form's own demise.
March 01, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
How plant geneticists are growing convenience food on trees
February 27, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
How a tiny, seedless fruit becomes the iPhone of the produce aisle.
February 23, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich