Every four years, graphic design organization AIGA solicits designers to create eye-catching posters to rally people to go to the polls. Here’s the story behind 14 of the submissions.

Graphic designer Milton Glaser shares why he thinks that not being quite sure is a good way to be.

There really is a flag design rule book, and radio host Roman Mars abides by its principles religiously. Well, perhaps not all the time. Some flags are apparently too excellent to obey the rules …

You don’t need to be a designer to appreciate how things are created and how they function in the world. You just have to be interested. And yes, you have to judge, often based on a first impression. Here, designer Chip Kidd shares some examples of objects and places that form his ideas about design and how it can work — or not.