15 Artists Under 30: Natalie Shields

Posted 12/20/2017 - 12:11

This is the third year we’ve run our New Visual Artists: 15 under 30 issue. What was once a highly edited list of 20 of the best and brightest young designers is now a deeper exploration of 15 of the most original talents working in visual communications today.

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Playtime In Sutnar’s Playground

Posted 12/20/2017 - 00:25

Ladislav Sutnar tested the idea of the play principle with the toughest critics: Children. His toys, which today are mini-masterpieces of Modernism, had to work as both aesthetic and pragmatic wonders. The most elaborate of these toys was his factory block set painted in Sutnar blue and Sutnar orange.

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A Site in A Nite?

Posted 12/19/2017 - 23:08

A site in a nite? Is it possible? It was a super-tempting offer: The email read: “At this hands-on workshop, we’ll teach you how to use the Squarespace platform to build the functional, beautiful, easy-to-update website you’ve always wanted.

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My Debt To Herb Lubalin

Posted 12/19/2017 - 00:46

It wasn’t long after I decided by accident that I wanted to design and art direct newspaper/magazines that I learned that the process was more complicated than just cutting and pasting pictures and words on paper. My first efforts looked like kindergarten collages, although not as charming or savvy. Stage two of my career was when illustrator Brad Holland introduced me to Herb Lubalin‘s work.

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One Who Can See: A Look Back at Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color

Posted 12/18/2017 - 05:00

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If one says ‘Red’ (the name of a color) and there are 50 people listening, it can be expected that there will be 50 reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.

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Hungary’s Aggressive Posterist

Posted 12/18/2017 - 00:23

If you know the name Mihály Biró (1886–1948) at all, you’ll be familiar with his most internationally known image: the “Red Man” cover for the newspaper Népszava, an heroic figure of a nude male wielding a sledge hammer. This memorable image of political power represented the Social Democratic Party of Hungary.

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Weekend Heller: Seeing Red

Posted 12/16/2017 - 00:52

The gents at !Productive Arts! have another amazing collection of Soviet-era magazines. Krasnaia Panorama (Red Panorama) was a literary arts magazine published in Petrograd/Leningrad from April 1923 through February 1930 by the daily newspaper Krasnaia Gazeta (Red Gazette).

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On the Road Again

Posted 12/15/2017 - 00:26

The (good ol’?) days when you could walk into a service station and select a paper map produced by the shop’s respective oil company are over. When was the last time you got a map for free—or got a map, period?

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Academic Freedom is Not Black and White

Posted 12/14/2017 - 00:06

Clashes over the limits of academic freedom and political correctness in the educational sphere have triggered generational debates. Is unconditional free speech guaranteed on campus? And what is the definition of free speech? The American historian Richard Hofstader and my uncle, Walter P.

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The (Social) Science of Technology

Posted 12/13/2017 - 14:14

by Ruth Frank, senior director of global user experience at Pitney Bowes

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10 Dazzling Holiday Design Projects

Posted 12/13/2017 - 06:41

How do you celebrate the holidays? Our RDA winners have some suggestions. Check out some decked-out, holiday-cheering, gift-tastic winners from across the US.
Still need some gift ideas? HOW Design has its Gift Guide for Designers. Happy Holidays!
1. Alcoholidays—I love you [ ] Man [ ] Woman

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15 Artists Under 30: Amy Schwartz

Posted 12/13/2017 - 06:00

This is the third year we’ve run our New Visual Artists: 15 under 30 issue. What was once a highly edited list of 20 of the best and brightest young designers is now a deeper exploration of 15 of the most original talents working in visual communications today.

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Checking in on Czech Book Covers

Posted 12/13/2017 - 00:59

Czechoslovakia was at the forefront of the European Avant Garde typography and design movement. As these three covers—top two by Ladislav Sutnar, 1929 and 1932; bottom by Karel Teige, 1925—reveal, the Czechs were modern when much of the world was commercial and decorative. These covers are but a small portion of what can be found online as gifts for the holidays.
 

 

 

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Commercial Art, War Dept. Style

Posted 12/12/2017 - 00:00

During World War II, the Armed Forces required many specialists and laborers. If you went to art school before entering the service, there was a good chance you might be placed in a graphics unit producing anything from posters to manuals to camo and more.

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Tailor-Fit Jackets

Posted 12/11/2017 - 00:12

There are few design media more persuasive to me than book jackets. Despite the ease of Amazon, I can still spend hours in bookstores browsing tables of jackets and covers that exert magnetic allure.

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Weekend Heller: Designers Should Know How to Draw

Posted 12/09/2017 - 00:28

And if you don’t believe me … Italy’s premier cultural quarterly, PROMETEO, has published a 12-page, full-color feature essay/article by Stephen Alcorn, associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, titled “Analysis and Intuition: Reflections on the Mystic Union of Measure and Abandon in the Art of Figure Drawing.” The essay is an outgrowth of his longstanding activities in the realm

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Join the HOW + Print Holiday Project

Posted 12/08/2017 - 06:00

Hello friends of HOW and Print magazines!
HOW + Print are doing something new this Holiday Season. And we want you to participate.

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Hey, Hey, We Were The Monkees

Posted 12/08/2017 - 00:19

During the 1960s, before the advent of Crawdaddy and Rolling Stone as “underground” rock n’ roll magazines, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine ruled the fanboy and fangirl roost. They publicized the prince and princesses of pop and garnered many tween and teen fans in the process. Tiger Beat‘s Monkee Spectacular made an impression on me as a wannabe publication designer.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year Goes Ultra Violet

Posted 12/07/2017 - 08:00

Bang the drums and sound the trumpets! Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is officially live today, and it’s Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. A blue-shifted purple, Pantone describes the color as “provocative and thoughtful,” noting it “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.”
18-3838-Ultra-Violet Pantone Color of the Year 2018

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Smokin’ Women

Posted 12/07/2017 - 00:12

After WWI, Vienna-born Edward Bernays (1891–1995), known as the “inventor” of public relations and the father of spin (and Sigmund Freud’s nephew), was hired by the American Tobacco Company to encourage women to start smoking. While men smoked cigarettes, it was not yet publicly acceptable for women to do so. Tobacco needed more customers.

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The Mystery of ABC

Posted 12/06/2017 - 00:55

ABC Design: A Modular Alphabet Book by Dana Atchley was published by Wittenborn and Co. in 1965. Sadly, what I don’t know about Atchley can fill a book, but from what I have discovered, Atchley was an artists’ book expert who also co-edited The Anatomy of a Book: The Making of a Renaissance Book (produced as a book in 1969 and 1991, and later as a video in 2004).

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Bob Seidemann’s Provocative and Heavenly Photos.

Posted 12/05/2017 - 19:01

Last week saw the passing of photographer Bob Seidemann. Perhaps best known for his controversial photograph for the 1969 album “Blind Faith,” he photographed the rock stars of both the San Francisco and London scenes in the late ’60s.

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Bob Seidemann’s Provocative and Heavenly Photos

Posted 12/05/2017 - 19:01

Last week saw the passing of photographer Bob Seidemann. Perhaps best known for his controversial photograph for the 1969 album “Blind Faith,” he photographed the rock stars of both the San Francisco and London scenes in the late ’60s.

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15 Artists Under 30: Chad Miller

Posted 12/05/2017 - 15:49

This is the third year we’ve run our New Visual Artists: 15 under 30 issue. What was once a highly edited list of 20 of the best and brightest young designers is now a deeper exploration of 15 of the most original talents working in visual communications today.

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Quentin Fiore’s Other Work

Posted 12/05/2017 - 00:11

In 1988, I conducted a three-hour interview with Quentin Fiore, designer/author with Marshall McLuhan of The Medium is the Massage and War and Peace in the Global Village. He also designed Jerry Rubin’s Do It! All three had impact on my own underground newspaper design. The raw interview was edited by Jeffrey T.

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The Splitting Image of an Artist

Posted 12/04/2017 - 00:11

The caricaturist and satirist Roger Law, who co-created the works below, has shifted gears—or, rather, split his image—in the years since his biting satiric TV show, Spitting Image, closed the curtain.
From this:
 

 

 

 
… To this:
 

 

 

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How Frank Miller’s Sin City Got the Deluxe Treatment

Posted 12/03/2017 - 23:36

Frank Miller is most known as the bold, masterfully skilled and innovative artist on DC and Marvel titles such as Batman and Daredevil, honing his considerable skills within the tight restrictions of these corporate cash-cow characters.

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Weekend Heller: Two Big Holiday Gifts

Posted 12/02/2017 - 00:36

It’s time to think holidays, gifts, future plans, and life in general. Why not think about these:

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The Mourning Prayer

Posted 12/01/2017 - 00:38

Mark Podwal’s art has long focused on Jewish legend, history and tradition. Although he always made images, Podwal never pursued formal art training but rather became (and continues to practice as) a physician.

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Design Aids Social Justice

Posted 11/30/2017 - 00:01

AMPL!FY is a public art and design initiative that partners an artist or designer with a nonprofit organization working on the front lines of social justice to create thought-provoking posters on themes relevant to each organization.

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Remembering Design Legend Jonathan Selikoff

Posted 11/29/2017 - 14:12

Print is incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Jonathan Selikoff on Thanksgiving, 2017. He leaves behind his wife, Lauren, son Sam, and mother, Isabelle. Our deepest condolences are with his family.
Design Matters: Jonathan Selikoff

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Tuli Kupferberg’s Real Fake Real News

Posted 11/29/2017 - 00:13

In the early 1960s the emerging counterculture spawned by the Beats in New York City’s East Village began publishing a slew of what soon became known as “undergrounds.” Many of these cheaply printed publications followed in the Dada and Samizdat traditions.

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Tapestries for Civil Rights

Posted 11/28/2017 - 00:29

Ireland-based Bill Shipsey is a human rights activist, artist event promoter and producer, barrister, and the founder of Art for Amnesty—Amnesty International’s global artist engagement program.

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Masks: Hide and Sneak

Posted 11/27/2017 - 00:41

Halloween has been over for a while now, but masks are with us every day. A mask is more than a simple disguise, theatrical prop or part of a uniform. As Jamie Shalleck notes in his wonderful 1973 book Masks, it is a visible facial realization of the inner spirit. Designed by the late Sam Antupit, this is one of my favorite books. Why?

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Designer of the Week: David Airey

Posted 11/26/2017 - 07:23

PRINT’s latest Designer of the Week is someone whose work you’re probably already familiar with. David Airey is the writer and designer of the Logo Design Love book, which is now in its second edition and has sold more than 50,000 copies. He also regularly covers all things logo design over at the Logo Design Love blog.

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The Pixar logo and the hopping desk lamp

Posted 11/25/2017 - 17:17

Based in Emeryville, California, just across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco, the American animation studio came to life in 1979 when George Lucas recruited Ed Catmull from the New York Institute of Technology to head Lucasfilm’s Computer Division.

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The Shazam of Typefaces

Posted 11/25/2017 - 15:54

What is the font of a stop sign, or perhaps American Airlines’ logo? All these and more can be quickly answered with a simple smartphone photo, thanks to WhatTheFont. This app, which recently got a massive revamp for version 2.0, is being called ‘the Shazam of typefaces.’

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Weekend Heller: Books on Design, From Me to You

Posted 11/25/2017 - 00:03

It’s that time of year when the pre-holiday spirit befalls us all and we give thanks for all the books we can buy. Here are some of my recent projects to give as gifts. Please order from the retailer of your choice. And if you send me a self-addressed, stamped envelope, I’d be happy to sign to you or a loved one.
 

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Ink Looks Better on Paper

Posted 11/24/2017 - 00:31

A dagger (†) is a symbol used in typography to indicate a footnote if an asterisk has previously been used. A double dagger (‡) with two crosses routinely indicates a third footnote.

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Thanksgiving Hand Lettering Inspiration

Posted 11/23/2017 - 05:00

It’s officially Thanksgiving in the United States. That means we’ve somehow made it almost entirely through 2017.

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Begging Your Pardon, Mr. President

Posted 11/23/2017 - 00:00

In a world where many innocent people are incarcerated without parole, other guilty ones are pardoned and set free and animals are routinely killed as trophies. Its good to know that there is some justice in the fowl world. Thank you Mr. Presidents for your mercy at this time of the year. It sends a fine message.

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Sharp Grotesk and Dropbox: A Rebrand Made in Heaven

Posted 11/22/2017 - 05:00

Special Advertising Note: The following sponsored content is brought to you courtesy of Sharp Type Co, one of PRINT’s trusted partners.
Sharp Grotesk Meets Dropbox

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When Ornament Was Queen

Posted 11/22/2017 - 00:09

For more than 30 years the Crystal Palace had been regarded as the funniest of all Victorian jokes. Considered Queen Victoria’s folly, it was really the brainchild of the Prince Consort, Albert—her main squeeze. It served as the home of the future of industrial art and design, and all the “modern” industrial wares of the day were packed into its halls.

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15 Artists Under 30: Adé Hogue

Posted 11/21/2017 - 06:00

This is the third year we’ve run our New Visual Artists: 15 under 30 issue. What was once a highly edited list of 20 of the best and brightest young designers is now a deeper exploration of 15 of the most original talents working in visual communications today.

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Driving MAD Mad

Posted 11/21/2017 - 00:14

Those of you who grew up on the early MAD magazine—first edited by Harvey Kurtzman in 24 issues as a comic book format and then, after the Comics Code Authority censored the ribald wit and humor of the original, in William Gaines’ magazine version with editor Al Feldstein—may recall its great influence on the market.

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Edel Rodriguez’s Powerful Images

Posted 11/20/2017 - 23:13

Edel Rodriguez has been a leading illustrator for more than two decades. He counts among his clients The New York Times, TIME, The New Yorker as well as a myriad book publishers. He is also the creator of several children’s books and exhibits internationally.

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Posted 11/20/2017 - 04:54

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The Color-Coded Blame Game

Posted 11/20/2017 - 00:30

At the same time the Nazis were mass-murdering Jews, Gypsies, partisans and millions of innocent civilians during World War II, the Wehrmacht Bureau on War Crimes (1939–1945) was collecting evidence to prove that there were also crimes carried out by the Allies.

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Posted 11/19/2017 - 22:32

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Posted 11/19/2017 - 21:42

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Designer of the Week: Joe Wright

Posted 11/19/2017 - 07:24

[Call for entries: The HOW Logo Design Awards closes Monday night]

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Weekend Heller: Living Design as an Entrepreneur

Posted 11/18/2017 - 00:34

This is the season for applying to graduate school. Don’t box yourself in. Don’t leave any opportunity to chance. Discover what SVA’s MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur can offer. I guarantee it can change your professional and creative life. Mine is changed with every new student. Go here for more information and to arrange a personal tour of the MFAD studio in Manhattan.

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