August 5, 2012 For the past 25 years, Chip Kidd has made a name for himself as a top book designer. His designs have helped transform books into visual icons. But in the brave new world of e-books, where covers are often shrunk to thumbnail sketches on a screen, will beautifully designed covers become a dying art?
August 4, 2012 Thanks to one trailblazing industrialist, more than 60 of Columbus' buildings — including schools, churches and even a jail — were designed by a veritable who's who of modern masters. As one local tour guide puts it, "We don't build anything that isn't attractive."
August 1, 2012 Artists Judith and Richard Lang create sculptures from plastic they find washed up on a 1,000-yard stretch of beach in California.
July 27, 2012 The Olympics have come a long way since the days of Greek men in loin cloths throwing javelins.
July 24, 2012 For decades, photographer Bruce Berman photographed the border town of El Paso, Texas, in vibrant color. Then change came in the late '90s, and his photographs went dark.
July 23, 2012 When film director Miranda July put her hands on the sensors of the AuraCam 6000, it saw the color violet.
July 21, 2012 A new National Archives exhibit charts the stories of 19th and early 20th century immigrants to America through documents and photographs attached to their case files. For one historian, one of these "attachments" turned out to be "like a breakthrough discovery of a lifetime."
July 18, 2012 The UK artist known as My Dog Sighs makes striking "can people" out of old food cans he finds and the cans people collect for him, then he leaves them on the street for others to find. But P.S: Don't tell anyone that he doesn't have a dog.
July 16, 2012 In front of this sound-activated camera, "some people scream inward and some people scream outward ... and some people go to crazy town," says photographer Billy Hunt.
July 14, 2012 Before the folk legend succumbed to Huntington's disease, he performed an informal concert in a remarkable place with Pete Seeger and Rev. Gary Davis.
July 12, 2012 Photographer Dina Kantor has been documenting the remnants of a mining industry — and a town in its twilight.