Bite Marks: Concrete tackles a big branding risk for Bite Beauty

Posted 12/06/2016 - 13:08

Bite Beauty is facing a huge challenge in 2016. The successful Toronto-based lipstick company recently released a new product line called Amuse Bouche. But this isn’t a mere brand extension—after developing a new formulation process using natural edible ingredients, Bite ditched its beloved core line and replaced it entirely.

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Alastair Swayn Publication by Swell Design Group“Alastair was an...

Posted 12/06/2016 - 12:44

Alastair Swayn Publication by Swell Design Group“Alastair was an amazing architect, friend, mentor and supporter of Swell for close to two decades. He passed away on the 4th of August 2016 after a long battle with brain cancer.

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A Lot of Shit Book by Šesnić & Turković“Known for their...

Posted 12/06/2016 - 08:09

A Lot of Shit Book by Šesnić & Turković“Known for their iconic movie posters, visual identities and packaging, over the years SH&T have helped define the look and feel of the many Croatian films, brands and places through logos, posters, signage and packaging, digital and print collateral.

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Usefulness Be Darned!

Posted 12/06/2016 - 00:23

Steven M. Johnson’s new book, PATENT DEPENDING: ARMBRELLA, SOFA SHOWER, UNZIPPED FLY ALARM AND OTHER ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS. is a collection of work done between 1984 and 2016. It consists of old work, mostly, he insists. But much of it will be new to most of you. I asked Johnson to talk about his penchant for inventing these un-ventions. His answers are revealing in a philosophical way.

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HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY - Sugar Ants shirt of your choice!Sugar Ants is...

Posted 12/05/2016 - 18:10

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY - Sugar Ants shirt of your choice!Sugar Ants is a young streetwear brand from Croatia whose original designs epitomize the urban culture, animal rights, freedom and laziness.

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Lost—and Found—in Translation: The Legibility Wars of the ’80s and ’90s

Posted 12/05/2016 - 17:20

Showcase your work among the finest design in the USA. Enter the 2017 Regional Design Awards today.

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Brand Identity for NGRS by The Bakery“The logo is our take on a...

Posted 12/05/2016 - 13:37

Brand Identity for NGRS by The Bakery“The logo is our take on a humble compass. It represents the ability of a great recruiter to search and to look in the right places, to avoid problems and find the best solution. As most of the company’s staff are women we chose pink as a primary colour, which coincided with pink being used extensively in freshly designed interior of the Moscow office.

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Art Spiegelman’s Forgotten Parade

Posted 12/05/2016 - 00:53

Art Spiegelman is the rejuvenator of many comic art forms and the originator of more. Maus earned him a Pulitzer Prize, but this masterpiece is just the tip of a monument built on three centuries of comics history. The wordless novel is of special historical interest to him.

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A Brief History in Layout Design: The Early Grid Systems

Posted 12/04/2016 - 15:56

We hear about International Style, also known as Swiss Style, often. And for good reason. The asymmetrical organization of design elements captivates the eye and the mind. International Style is famous for disrupting print design. Let’s review the history of early grid systems for layout design that led up to the International Style.

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Designer of the Week: Ashley Batton

Posted 12/04/2016 - 07:30

PRINT’s latest Designer of the Week Ashley Batton is an in-house designer at a fast-paced fashion startup in San Francisco, as well as a letterer and calligrapher with a love for designing prints, cards and wedding suites.

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Weekend Heller: Stuff Loved and Lost

Posted 12/03/2016 - 00:09

As a baby boomer I am one of millions who must find ways to manage, donate or dispose of decades of stuff. Accumulation is natural. But ridding oneself of accumulations is part of the life cycle. Brían Cronín’s current children’s book, the charmingly illustrated The Lost House (Viking/Penguin), continues a long tradition of interactive “seek and find” books.

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15 of PRINT’s Most Popular Typography Articles of All Time

Posted 12/02/2016 - 07:59

As we gear up for today’s Typography & Lettering Awards deadline (enter now!), we’re celebrating by pulling together a list of our most popular type and lettering articles from the past year, and all time.
Enjoy!
Swiss Style: The Principles, the Typefaces & the Designers

 
A Brief History of Typography 1928 – 1980

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The Swan Hotel

Posted 12/02/2016 - 07:13

A lovely idea derived from the simple cropping of type.

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From Roadside to Cloud Banks

Posted 12/02/2016 - 00:37

John Baeder, the great American photorealist painter with a focus on roadside America (notably diners), has gone from having his feet firmly planted on the ground to soaring high in the heavens. In recent years he put aside the documentary art of vernacular eateries for the runways and hangars of World War II.

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Brand Identity for Sisu by Parámetro Studio“Sisu is an oriental...

Posted 12/01/2016 - 20:41

Brand Identity for Sisu by Parámetro Studio“Sisu is an oriental inspired cuisine that uses mexican ingredients, together creating an exciting gastronomic adventure. For the brand behavior we created a strong icon using a dragon’s head, paying homage to oriental culture, with a serpent’s body, representing Mexican heritage.

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Branding & Packaging for Miansai by Javas Lehn...

Posted 12/01/2016 - 15:31

Branding & Packaging for Miansai by Javas Lehn Studio“Miansai is a Miami based jewellery brand specializing in well-crafted jewellery and leather goods. Our studio worked closely with Miansai to reposition the brand.

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5 Pieces of Wisdom from Japanese Graphic Designer Kenya Hara

Posted 12/01/2016 - 13:19

Tokyo graphic designer Kenya Hara’s name is synonymous with the changing face of contemporary Japanese design. With his brilliantly simple design work for everything from bookstores to the branding for the Beijing Olympics, he also wrote the design bible “Designing Design” in 2007, which muses on the concept of emptiness in design aesthetics and philosophy.

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Changing Habits: Catholic Style

Posted 12/01/2016 - 00:01

Designer-publishers sometimes do the darnedest things. That is certainly one way of understanding why London publishing imprint GraphicDesign& has an ampersand at the end of its name.

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The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture by Passport“We came up with an...

Posted 11/30/2016 - 20:00

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture by Passport“We came up with an idea to pay homage to both the iconic architecture of The Hepworth Wakefield and the subject matter of ‘sculpture’ by creating a set of 3D forms that were influenced by the recognisable angular qualities of the building itself.

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It’s Time to Resist!

Posted 11/30/2016 - 00:48

When Gabe Fowler, editor and publisher of the comic tabloid Smoke Signal, devised the idea of handing out a free special issue by the tens of thousands from the back of a van during the Women’s March in Washington D.C.

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final_final_final.show by Ralf Renz...

Posted 11/29/2016 - 12:12

final_final_final.show by Ralf Renz Maniego“final_final_final.show playfully reflects the file naming conventions we adopt as students.

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Quote of the week — November 29Intern is a bi-annual independent...

Posted 11/29/2016 - 10:43

Quote of the week — November 29Intern is a bi-annual independent print publication for and by the creative youth Their opinion is that an ongoing debate about internships is a necessity. Since 2013, they’ve provided a contemporary platform for the discussion, at the same time showcasing the work of emerging young creatives for whom the subject is of critical importance.

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Branding for Cerovski by Bunch“Brand identity, bespoke typeface...

Posted 11/29/2016 - 09:31

Branding for Cerovski by Bunch“Brand identity, bespoke typeface Frank and website design for Cerovski Print Studio. The utility of the logotype and typeface provide a cohesive foundation for a wealth of material choices and print finishes.”Bunch is a design studio offering a diverse range of work including identity, literature, art direction, digital and motion.

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The look and feel factor: Exhibit A’s Cory Ripley

Posted 11/29/2016 - 09:00

Cory Ripley approaches his work the same way he approaches his life: finding perspective and putting everything in its right place

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The Netflix for Designers: Unlimited Design Downloads​We’ve...

Posted 11/29/2016 - 03:00

The Netflix for Designers: Unlimited Design Downloads​We’ve handpicked a selection of the world’s best independent designers to create the stunning Envato Elements library—an ever-growing collection of 8,000+ fonts, graphics, mock ups and templates.

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An ’80s Retrospect: Productolith Paper Promotion

Posted 11/29/2016 - 00:37

We’re in a more sustainable world where paper companies do far less elaborate paper samples. That’s a good thing for the globe, but I’m still nostalgic and wistful for those collectible feats of design extravagance that started in the ’70s and spread through the ’80s.

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An ’80s Retrospect: Dewar’s Profiles (Hic …)

Posted 11/28/2016 - 00:06

As The Los Angeles Times reported in 1989: “Thirteen years after he appeared in a Dewar’s Profile ad (‘Wildlife Conservationist; International Airline Pilot’), David O. Hill said friends still introduce him by saying: ‘He was a Dewar’s guy.’

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Designer of the Week: Eloisa Iturbe

Posted 11/27/2016 - 07:30

Whether you design your own typefaces, design type-centric pieces or create gorgeous hand lettered projects, we want to see your work—and share it with our readers. Enter PRINT’s Typography and Lettering Awards for a chance to be featured in Print magazine, receive a prize pack from MyDesignShop.com, and more!

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Weekend Heller: This is America’s Enemy

Posted 11/26/2016 - 00:39

White Nationalist or Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer speaks garbage to power. His “Hail Trump!” Neo-Nazi, white supremacy rhetoric must be met with virulent official and popular protest. Complacency is not an option; certainly not for Spencer, who is taking this surreal time period in the wake of Trump’s victory to air the movement’s trash with a more visible presence.

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Cai Sepulis’ pint-sized passions

Posted 11/25/2016 - 12:17

Whether it’s crafty labels for the best local brews, cultural and community-driven projects in Guelph, Ontario, or promotions for her favourite brands and bands, Cai Sepulis likes what she likes.

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Test

Posted 11/25/2016 - 10:35

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Letterpress Goes for a Hike: The Printed Walk

Posted 11/25/2016 - 07:02

Print’s Typography & Lettering Competition closes Dec. 2. Enter now!

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An ’80s Retrospect: Venturi Chairs

Posted 11/25/2016 - 00:46

What I liked about ’80s design was its disco, anything goes, Studio 54, modernist-be-damned reverie. Pretentious, yes! But also not as self-seriously somber as today. Perhaps it was the bubble of affluence brought on by Reagan’s trickle-down economics. But it was a moment when the baby boomers showed their rebellion in establishment ways.

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10 Things You Might Not Know About the Color Green [Video]

Posted 11/24/2016 - 04:34

Here at PRINT, we’re well acquainted with color history. Indeed, you might have seen resident color expert Jude Stewart’s clever articles on patterns, color histories, color charts, theories and more. This week, we decided to share some of our favorite facts about the color green—from Stewart and other experts—in the video below. Check it out:
10 Facts About the Color Green

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Living in a Turkocracy

Posted 11/24/2016 - 00:50

Simply pop one in, heat and serve, and just be thankful we live in a new America where turkeys roam free on the gravy train. Happy Turkey Day.
 

 

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Glaser’s Reclaimed Doodles

Posted 11/23/2016 - 00:47

There is a lot to be learned from an artist’s random doodles. For example, the most telling thing about Milton Glaser’s sketches made when we served together on the AIGA board during the late 1980s is how beautifully he draws and how vividly and expressively he depicts the human form.

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The Art of Typography: 11 Brilliant Typographic Design Projects

Posted 11/22/2016 - 18:09

“Typography is an art. Good typography is Art.” – Paul Rand
Typography is a cornerstone of great design. That’s why, two years ago, we launched our first-ever Typography & Lettering Awards, a competition that recognized excellence in typographic design work, hand lettering projects, and custom typeface designs.

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The Art of Typography: XX Brilliant Typographic Design Projects

Posted 11/22/2016 - 18:09

“Typography is an art. Good typography is Art.” – Paul Rand
Typography is a cornerstone of great design. That’s why, two years ago, we launched our first-ever Typography & Lettering Awards, a competition that recognized excellence in typographic design work, hand lettering projects, and custom typeface designs.

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Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

Posted 11/22/2016 - 09:10

“One of the challenges of the identity was fulfilling the official bilingualism requirements of the country.

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Drinking the Kool-Aid

Posted 11/22/2016 - 00:50

You may not recall where the term for unconditional compliance to a misguided idea or ideology came from, but “drinking the Kool-Aid” originated with the mass suicide by supporters of the self-appointed pastor/leader of the Peoples Temple, Jim Jones.

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IN-Practica: The Italian Design Manifesto

Posted 11/21/2016 - 14:24

The deadline for PRINT’s Typography & Lettering Awards has been extended to Dec. 2! Enter today.

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INtroducing IN-Practica: The Italian Design Manifesto

Posted 11/21/2016 - 14:24

The deadline for PRINT’s Typography & Lettering Awards has been extended to Dec. 2! Enter today.

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INtroducing IN-Pratica: The Italian Design Manifesto

Posted 11/21/2016 - 14:24

The deadline for PRINT’s Typography & Lettering Awards has been extended to Dec. 2! Enter today.

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Ce n’est pas Magritte? Mais Non! C’est Magritte!

Posted 11/21/2016 - 00:54

Klaas Verplancke is the author/illustrator of Magritte’s Apple (MoMA), a wonderful introduction for kids like you and me to the impressive surrealist puzzles that the master introduced to the art and illustration world. I am quite taken by Verplancke‘s reinterpretations of René Magritte’s masterpieces, and asked him about what’s most engaging in this iconic dreamscape.
 

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15 Common Archetypes Found in Branding

Posted 11/20/2016 - 15:01

Most brand campaigns embody a universally recognized character, many of them based from Jungian psychology. Brand designers and strategists insert common archetypes into a brand’s ethos to create an identity that connects with customers.

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Weekend Heller: Democracy’s Voice

Posted 11/19/2016 - 00:02

“I looked into actually producing these hats,” says designer Lee Bearson, “and discovered that zazzle.com is completely sold out of both shades of red hats they carry. It seems that lots of people have been producing Trump hats—and very few are anti.”

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A Wonderland of Rock Poster Lettering and Typography

Posted 11/18/2016 - 13:02

The deadline for PRINT’s Typography & Lettering Awards has been extended to Dec. 2! Enter today.

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What Made a Logo Great

Posted 11/18/2016 - 11:26

The following piece was contributed by HOW Logo Design Awards judge Wally Krantz, executive creative director at Landor, NYC. A graphic designer, typographer and photographer, Krantz leads the design team at Landor in NYC to create dynamic brand experiences for clients. Next month, he’ll be running a Facebook Live Q+A for ALL ENTRANTS in the HOW Logo Design Awards.

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A Little Taste of Modernity

Posted 11/18/2016 - 00:42

Almost every era has defining design. The current exhibition at MoMA, “How Should We Live?” curated by Juliet Kinchin, explores the complex collaborations, materials and processes that have shaped the Modernist interior, with a focus on specific environments—domestic interiors, recreated exhibition displays and retail spaces—from the 1920s to the 1950s.

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Between: Monotype’s Newest Typeface, Over Easy

Posted 11/17/2016 - 16:58

Have you designed your own typeface, created a compelling typographic project, or hand lettered your own work? Enter it into the Typography and Lettering Awards!

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Designed by Apple in CaliforniaHardbound book chronicling 20...

Posted 11/17/2016 - 05:42

Designed by Apple in CaliforniaHardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products.

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Love is Where You Find It

Posted 11/17/2016 - 00:46

Veronica Ettedgui of Caracas, Venezuela, conceived and designed the book Things I LOVE,  a collection of her 80 favorite photo-typography compositions, plus 80 short love stories written by Toti Vollmer.

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