French Tadpoles and Persian Pickles
A cultural history of the paisley pattern, for Slate’s Culturebox.
A History of Wallpaper’s Deception
For centuries, the wall covering has helped people construct new realities inside their homes. An Object Lesson in The Atlantic.
The Big Money Behind Naming a “Color of the Year”
Pantone isn’t the only company to anoint a “color of the year.” Color trend forecasting has become a crucial marketing tool for everything from paint manufacturers to cheerleader uniform makers. For Fast Company.
“Don’t Sleep“ Is a New Manual for Design as Advocacy + the Politics of Now
Oliver Munday on social responsibility as a designer. For AIGA Eye on Design.
Isol on Experimental Picture Books, Visual Literacy + More
I interviewed top-selling children’s book author Isol about her creative process for Print.