Designing a Typeface for Klokobetz, an Imaginary Language

Posted 01/17/2018 - 09:25

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Brand Identity for Majka by Futura.“Majka is a protein brand for...

Posted 01/17/2018 - 01:43

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John Heartfield, Art Director

Posted 01/17/2018 - 00:57

The Malik-Verlag was the left-wing publishing house in Berlin founded by John Heartfield and his brother Wieland Herzfeld. During its heyday—1925-1930—the Malik-Verlag was a powerful influence on the development of satire in writing and graphic design in layout.

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7 Designers Keeping the Art of Surrealism Alive Today

Posted 01/16/2018 - 12:58

Surrealism has always played a role in graphic design—though it started as a political philosophy with the ideas of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. However, the French art critic Guillaume Apollinaire first coined the term in 1917.

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75+ Unique Vintage Typefaces - only $17!Is your typeface toolbox...

Posted 01/16/2018 - 02:52

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Brand Identity for We Make Cake by Saul Studio“We Make Cake are...

Posted 01/16/2018 - 02:31

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Brand Identity for Nu Ritual by Menta.“Inspired by antique...

Posted 01/16/2018 - 00:59

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Cochin: A Type Name To Remember

Posted 01/16/2018 - 00:47

One of the more elegant French typefaces ever designed, Les Cochins, was produced in 1912 by Georges Peignot for the Paris foundry G. Peignot et Fils (future Deberny & Peignot headed by his son Charles) and was based on the copperplate engravings of French 18th-century artist Charles-Nicolas Cochin, from which the typeface also takes its name.

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Brand Identity for Primo Pizza by Never Now“Branding, spatial...

Posted 01/15/2018 - 23:18

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Brand Identity for Rent The Runway by Lotta Nieminen“Rent The...

Posted 01/15/2018 - 22:48

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Award-Winning Packaging: Fieldwork Brewing Cans

Posted 01/15/2018 - 04:00

Editor’s Note: This project won Best of Region for the Far West in PRINT’s 2017 Regional Design Awards. See all of the winners here, and don’t forget to enter the 2018 Regional Design Awards.

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The Three Stooges On Client Relationships

Posted 01/15/2018 - 00:24

The Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curly, Curly Joe and Shemp) were not the brightest lights in the design thinking chandelier (they couldn’t even count), but today they can offer us lessons when it comes to developing useful client relationships and resolving designer-client conflicts. Nyuk nyuk nyuk!

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Designer of the Week: Lu Yu

Posted 01/14/2018 - 07:27

Berlin-based Designer of the Week Lu Yu works in various fields of communication, with a focus on interaction design and art direction. Read on to learn about her exciting digital adventures and find out what she’ll be up to next.

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Weekend Heller: A Sobering Job

Posted 01/13/2018 - 00:01

Ever wonder what goes into all those luscious mixed drinks that were so popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s? Mildred Sophie Porter (1904–1996) had to know in order to paint these little beauties.

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Packaging Design for Halo Brewery by Underline Studio“Halo is an...

Posted 01/12/2018 - 11:16

Packaging Design for Halo Brewery by Underline Studio“Halo is an adventurous brewery that takes the traditional recipes of rare styles of beer and then experiments with the ingredients. With a taproom and bottle shop that welcome inquisitive visitors, the brewery needed an approachable brand that matched its unconventional sensibilities.

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“Designed in California”: Tracing the History of Socially Conscious Design

Posted 01/12/2018 - 09:48

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It has been a complicated year with Trump dropping climate change from the US national security strategy. One environmentally-focused design exhibition, “Designed in California”, might offer a bit of hope when it opens January 27 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Angry Lines

Posted 01/12/2018 - 00:09

Pictured below is a special edition of De Groene Amsterdammer, designed by Jan van Keulen and signed by artist Leen (LJ) Jordaan.

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Decency Goes To The Dogs

Posted 01/11/2018 - 00:31

The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, or SINA, was a satire on propriety initiated by comedian and prankster Alan Abel from 1959 to 1962. In 1959, he wrote a story about this imaginary decency organization for The Saturday Evening Post that was rejected. Not one to be daunted, he turned the tale into press releases from the organization that grabbed media coverage.

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The Poems of Light Editorial Design and Illustration by Teng...

Posted 01/10/2018 - 01:37

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For The Love of Brutalism and Destruction of Buildings

Posted 01/10/2018 - 00:13

The Structure is Rotten, Comrade (La Structure est Pourrie, Camarade) by Viken Berberian and Yann Kebbi is a graphic narrative that appeared in France in January 2017. Berberian (51 going on 30 years) wrote it in English (though published in French) and Yann Kebbi (Breton) (31 going on 52) drew the 336 pages. The text is also handwritten.

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Vote for your Favorite Regional Design Awards–Winning Project

Posted 01/09/2018 - 07:19

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TCCC Unity: A New Coke Classic

Posted 01/09/2018 - 00:10

Last week in Atlanta, Neville Brody announced “TCCC Unity: The New Typeface for Coca-Cola.” It may seem incredible that Brody, once the maestro behind The Face and Fuse magazines and the emblematic types of the late 80s and early 90s is currently creating type for one of the world’s most emblematic corporations (and products), but his design has long been evolving along with his expertise as a

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The Polish Detective

Posted 01/08/2018 - 00:53

I have become very fond of detective fiction. So much that I receive various kinds from all over the world. Recently, Poland’s New Detective, which was published years after the Secret Detective from 1931–1935 came through the door. The various editions together comprise the largest and oldest crime magazine in Poland. They have been describing real crime stories for readers for many years.

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Designer of the Week: Nick Misani

Posted 01/07/2018 - 07:30

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Weekend Heller: Print Goes Unprint

Posted 01/06/2018 - 00:23

As many already know, Print is ceasing its printed magazine and retaining an online presence. Once there were many graphic design and printing arts journals in the U.S.; the number has diminished. Changes in technology have taken their toll while also breathing life into the field.

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The End of PRINT as We Know it and a New Beginning

Posted 01/05/2018 - 07:23

Steven Brower says farewell to the printed PRINT magazine with a tribute to fellow past art directors & editors who helped to reshape the magazine over the years.

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Jim Flora’s Online Life

Posted 01/05/2018 - 00:44

Irwin Chusid has made a mission out of ensuring that the illustrator, painter and designer Jim Flora is not forgotten. He has recently had his Flora website redesigned so that Floraphiles know the curatorial process is ongoing, bringing Flora’s genius to life and getting his art into circulation. I asked him about this work and here’s what he told me.

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Packaging for Adidas Superstar 50th Anniversary by Duy Dao“In...

Posted 01/04/2018 - 03:20

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Duchamp’s Underground Press

Posted 01/04/2018 - 01:36

NOTE: The Daily Heller will continue to appear every day at http://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/ yet will no longer be sent out as a daily eblast but instead a weekly annoucement through Mail Chimp email will arrive to Print subscribers every Friday with links to all the daily posts beginning tomorrow.

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The Many Looks of Death

Posted 01/03/2018 - 14:15

Celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Frankenstein with two new books that explore death and the continual resonance of Mary Shelley’s story’s.
Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years (Reel Art Press)

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Revisiting a Punk Icon

Posted 01/03/2018 - 00:09

It has been a rocky road for civil liberty this year. So, are you ready for some good old-fashioned Punk anti-fascist good-tidings? Or at least a reissue of a Punk icon.

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Fletcher Hanks: The Most Twisted Comic Book Artist of All Time

Posted 01/02/2018 - 07:33

Strangely, Fletcher Hanks has become one of the most famous of unknown comic book artists. From 1939 to 1941, he created characters that hardly anyone’s ever heard of. Stardust the Super Wizard. Fantomah the Mystery Woman of the Jungle. Big Red McLane, King of the North Woods.

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An Offer You Cannot Refuse

Posted 01/02/2018 - 00:58

The Businessman’s Record Club of Chicago was sponsored by the National Communications Corp., Chicago, and claimed to have 5,000 active subscribers. The recorded speeches of experts were ground out at gatherings in the fields of insurance, manufacturing real estate, auto sales, food, printing and publishing.

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Birds Of A Feather

Posted 01/01/2018 - 00:57

For the New Year here’s a curious coincidence. Its not that one copied the other. But dotted lines for stork legs? Good ideas may be in the air … maybe on the ground too. You be the judge. Happy 2018.
 

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Illustration History Gets the Care and Attention It Deserves

Posted 12/31/2017 - 20:05

Ten years ago, Rick Poynor pointed out in Print that “One thing illustration has always lacked, compared to graphic design, is a strong critical framework by which to assess it.” He went on to note that, “Apart from Steven Heller … one would be hard pressed to name a single highly active writer, an expert, primarily identified with illustration as a subject.” Well, all that’s about to change, i

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Get Swissted!

Posted 12/30/2017 - 15:28

I’m gonna open this post shamelessly with a picture of my living room. As soon as I saw Mike Joyce’s book, Swissted, published in 2013, I knew I had to have it. More than had to have it. Had to choose my favorite nine of the 200 posters—choosing wasn’t easy—and get them framed and up on the wall.

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Mirko Ilić’s Mission to Promote Social Tolerance

Posted 12/30/2017 - 14:56

Designer/illustrator Mirko Ilić is a man with a mission. Currently he has curated two touring poster shows on the subjects of political dissent and social tolerance, featuring work from the international design community. He has been traveling extensively in support of both.

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The Lost Comics of U&lc

Posted 12/30/2017 - 14:19

When one thinks of U&lc (Upper and lower case) magazine  a few things come to mind: great typography, design, articles and illustrations. Much lesser on its purview would be “comic strips.” Yet sandwiched between the pages are sequential gems, and some not by the usual suspects.

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Weekend Heller: More Italian Designo

Posted 12/30/2017 - 00:28

The late 1950s was the modern period of Italian graphic design. The leading Italian design magazine, Linea Grafica, which published in 1945-1985 and 1985-2011, was originally published by Campo Grafico‘s Attilio Rossi, who gave space to the singular accomplishments of postwar Italy. Among them was a surge in abstraction as a sign of the new times.

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Art With Message

Posted 12/29/2017 - 00:42

You might hear some argument over the statement “All good art is political,” the theme of Galerie St. Etienne’s exhibition of the same name (until February 19, 2018) featuring Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) and Sue Coe (b. 1951). It is a quotation from author Toni Morrison that reads:

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When Hollywood Movie Posters Met Revolutionary Cuban Design

Posted 12/28/2017 - 22:34

And this year’s award for the Best Exhibition of Foreign Design of American Film Posters goes to … “Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S.

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PRINT Magazine Winter 2017/2018 | The Regional Design Awards Issue

Posted 12/28/2017 - 15:05

This year, our brilliant Regional Design Awards judges—Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische, Pum Lefebure, Ellen Lupton, Eddie Opara and Paula Scher—have pored over, puzzled over,  obsessed and stressed over nearly 4,000 entries to bring you this list of their selections for the best American designs of the year. Perhaps with a bit more pressure than in years past.

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Everyday Italian Design

Posted 12/28/2017 - 00:01

The great Bruno Munari said the following about the quotidian things of life: “They are objects of everyday use in homes and workplaces and people will buy them because they don’t chase trends, they don’t have the problem of class status symbols, they are well designed objects and it doesn’t matter who designed them. This is real design.”

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Giovanni Battista Bracelli’s Modern Prescience

Posted 12/27/2017 - 00:19

Those old guys stole our best ideas. The Florentine Giovanni Battista Bracelli (1616–1649) was an Italian engraver and painter of the Baroque period. His extraordinarily modernistic book of prints Bizzarie di Varie Figure, published in 1624, depicts a variety of human figures cleverly, if eccentrically, formed from variety of objects.

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My Favorite Artist’s Promotion

Posted 12/26/2017 - 00:58

BANG! says it is “the must unpredictable magazine in the world.” It is also more than a distinctive artist’s promotion by Klaas Verplancke. It’s a beautifully and tastefully conceived publication that makes me happy just to look at it.

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Deck the Park With Signs of Empathy

Posted 12/25/2017 - 00:50

Today of all days is when we should all experience empathy, or at least be reminded to feel empathy. Type designer Pablo Medina and long-time collaborator Charles Hall, a creative director at Hill-Holliday, have made a structure to remind us all. Hall texted Medina the following: “Gotta create a mural in Bryant Park next Wednesday.

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Weekend Heller: Some Great Holiday Greetings

Posted 12/23/2017 - 00:27

I used to be a Christmas card fanatic. My first book Artist’s Christmas Cards remains one of my proudest achievements. I know, Christmas cards are an indulgence in these times of struggle and crisis, but they are also respites from the heavy-world-on-the-shoulders stress we all endure.

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Rudolph de Harak’s Abstract Purity

Posted 12/22/2017 - 00:30

Rudolph de Harak made me see Modernism in graphic design differently. No longer was it a style, but an attitude for order and improvisation (orderly improv). Below, you’ll see de Harak’s cover for Persectives USA, a magazine of art and culture of the United States that was published in New York City from 1952 to 1956 as part of the so-called “Cultural Cold War against the Soviet Union.”

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Rediscovering Nicole Claveloux, France’s Dali of Pop Art Comics Stories

Posted 12/21/2017 - 22:40

The Green Hand and Other Stories by Nicole Claveloux is 2017’s best book in celebration of a European comics artist. Why? Glad you asked…

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4 Steps for Defining a Target Audience

Posted 12/21/2017 - 06:00

Identifying your target audience is a key step in establishing a strong foothold in the marketplace. Branding expert Carolina Rogoll shares her vast knowledge on all-star branding in her online course, Brand Building 101: How to Build, Manage and Market a Brand.The following course excerpt dives into the process of defining a brand’s target audience. 
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Marshall McLuhan, What A Card

Posted 12/21/2017 - 00:33

I bet those of you followers of Marshall McLuhan never thought of him as a card sharp. Well, you’ve got a treat in store. The Master of Media, Message and Massage was also spreading his futurist gospel through decks designed as a problem-solving device.
 

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