Playing with Food: Imperfection and the Power of Print in the Work of Henry Hargreaves

Posted 11/16/2016 - 06:07

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Photographer and art director Henry Hargreaves is best known for playing with his food.

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The Artist Who Taught Us to Draw Animals

Posted 11/16/2016 - 00:20

Opening today at the Worcester Art Museum (55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA) is the first comprehensive retrospective of influential artist Ed Emberley, one of the most prolific drawing teachers and illustrators of children’s literature.

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Brentford FC crest redesign

Posted 11/15/2016 - 10:18

The redesign of a sports club logo or crest generates more contention than most projects, because club supporters feel a much greater sense of ownership than they would with, for example, a multinational bank or a restaurant chain.
The new Brentford FC club crest, for the 2017/18 season.

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Designers on fire

Posted 11/15/2016 - 09:00

Thanks to the nature of design, you’re used to planning. But have you prepared for the worst?
By Johnathon Vaughn Strebly

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Been Working Like a Dog, Sleeping Like a Log

Posted 11/15/2016 - 00:34

The Beatles A Hard Days Night: A Private Archive by Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn (Phaidon) is drawn from the extensive archive of Martha Karsh, which she obtained in 2001, and includes shooting script excerpts, film stills and a bottomless pit of ephemera. The story of how this material surfaced will make collectors envious and Beatles lovers overjoyed.

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Space Mono (Specimen) by Colophon “To coincide with the...

Posted 11/14/2016 - 11:32

Space Mono (Specimen) by Colophon “To coincide with the re-launch of Google Fonts, we collaborated closely with Google to produce this specimen book on the Space Mono family. Printed in 5 colours, it documents the process of creation of the Space Mono typeface through an essay and various illustrations.

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Branding & Packaging for Hanami by Eve Warren“HANAMI is an...

Posted 11/14/2016 - 05:56

Branding & Packaging for Hanami by Eve Warren“HANAMI is an Australian independently owned cosmetic company with a conscience, providing premium quality, cruelty free cosmetics and promotes the message of self-love through self-expression. HANAMI is 100% vegan, mineral based, and completely and utterly palm oil free.

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High-Flying Design

Posted 11/14/2016 - 00:48

M.C. Hühne’s interest in the visual communications of airline companies came about by chance nine years ago, when he saw a beautiful old Air France poster in a gallery in Paris. This eventually led to the book Airline Visual Identity 1945—1975, published in 2015 by Callisto.

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The Typography & Design of Vehicle Dashboards

Posted 11/13/2016 - 21:28

Editor’s Note: This article on dashboard design and typography was originally published in the Fall 2016 Issue of Print Magazine. Check it out here, or subscribe.

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Branding for Luckee Restaurant by Brittany Waldner“Renowned chef...

Posted 11/13/2016 - 19:40

Branding for Luckee Restaurant by Brittany Waldner“Renowned chef Susur Lee’s latest restaurant is a modern take on a Chinese dim sum. The logo, vintage illustrations and associated collateral are stylized riffs on those from family restaurants of generations past.

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A Glossary of Engraving Terms

Posted 11/13/2016 - 12:14

FIGURE 1 – Steel engraving of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, by D.J. Pound from the book The Drawing-Room Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages, Volume 2. Published in London 1859. RIGHT: Ca. 1950s half-inch steel engraved stationery die. Courtesy of the author.

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The client is always right (…Right?)

Posted 11/13/2016 - 09:00

Carter Hales Design Lab’s new studio is located near Vancouver’s Olympic Village and Granville Island
At Carter Hales Design Lab, the creative is only as important as the relationship

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Designer of the Week: Alice Pomfret

Posted 11/13/2016 - 07:30

Over the past two years, a handful of the creatives we’ve featured as Designers of the Week have been students—still studying, honing their craft and putting their early work out there for the world to see.

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Weekend Heller: Design Books on the Table Today

Posted 11/12/2016 - 00:24

Among other things I’ll be doing today at The Designers & Books Design Book Festival is chatting about W.A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design—a sneak preview of the title with author Bruce Kennett and publisher Rob Saunders.

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You Said You Want a Revolution

Posted 11/11/2016 - 00:32

“Revolution Times: Graphic Design and Counterculture Newspapers of the 1960s–1970sFrom the Archive of Billy X Jennings” is an exhibition at SFSU Design Gallery (1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco) through Dec. 1, celebrating the graphic design of radical newspapers. These were media used for organizing counter-culture movements toward social change.

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Branding for Meraki by Caserne“Meraki imports authentic Greek...

Posted 11/10/2016 - 21:46

Branding for Meraki by Caserne“Meraki imports authentic Greek products. They asked us to create a full brand identity. We paid homage to the origins of these high quality oils and vinegars. The iconic colours of Greece, yet no postcard cheesiness.

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The Food Field by Parámetro Studio“Organic food store located in...

Posted 11/10/2016 - 21:02

The Food Field by Parámetro Studio“Organic food store located in San Pedro GG, México. We created all the visual identity; from naming, packaging and all sales peripherals. For the color palette we wanted to avoid an obvious green palette so we used instead a set of  3 different shades of yellow which symbolize the dawn and start of a fresh new day.

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Today & Tomorrow: Debbie Millman’s Advice for Designers Post-Election

Posted 11/10/2016 - 13:56

Our incredible editorial and creative director Debbie Millman is famed for her poignant visual essays and illustrated poems. These works are part art, part philosophy—and part extremely personal insight into the plights of humanity. The raw power of her hand-lettered messages has inspired the design community for years.

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Gemma O’Brien: Lettering Extraordinaire

Posted 11/10/2016 - 12:50

The deadline for PRINT’s Typography & Lettering Awards—a competition for type-centric designs, typeface designs and handlettered work—is Friday. Enter now!

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Landor the Modern

Posted 11/10/2016 - 00:24

When we think about Walter Landor Associates (founded in 1941), we think about Fortune 500 corporate identity and product branding. But in 1962, a few years before San Francisco went psychedelic, Francis Mair at Landor appeared to turn graphic design in that direction.



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The symbolism of Japan’s prefectural flags

Posted 11/09/2016 - 06:16

The bureaucratic administration of Japan is divided into three basic levels; national, prefectural and municipal. Below the national level are 47 parts, or prefectures, and the minimalist symbolism in the prefectural flags is appealing, with most designs incorporating highly stylised letters from the Japanese writing system.

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Posted 11/09/2016 - 00:48

If George Lois were doing Esquire covers today, what would he do about the election outcome? Here’s his response. We’re in a Dewey Defeats Truman moment when the polls and the pundits boldly asserted with no room for doubt: New York Republican Governor Thomas Dewey was going to defeat President Harry S. Truman on Nov. 3, 1948. The Chicago Tribune‘s famous headline was wrong.

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Iconic Postage Stamp Designs from History

Posted 11/08/2016 - 17:16

Learn something new—about design history, illustration, software and more—in the online courses at HOW Design University.

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From Display to Script: The Typographer’s Font BundleIf...

Posted 11/08/2016 - 16:54

From Display to Script: The Typographer’s Font BundleIf you’re jazzing up your artwork, consider working in some new typefaces. This Typographer’s Font Bundle from Jokiranta includes 5 gorgeous, professional fonts that range in style from display to script.

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Illustrations for Kuoni by Malika Favre“Series of travel...

Posted 11/08/2016 - 15:14

Illustrations for Kuoni by Malika Favre“Series of travel illustrations for Kuoni France 2016 brochure, art direction by Altavia.”Malika Favre is a French artist based in London. Her bold, minimal style – often described as Pop Art meets OpArt – is a striking lesson in the use of positive/negative space and colour.

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Branding for Bicker by Mildred & Duck“Bicker is an interior...

Posted 11/08/2016 - 13:06

Branding for Bicker by Mildred & Duck“Bicker is an interior design studio specialising in creating thoughtfully considered, relaxed and liveable spaces in both the hospitality and residential spheres. We were approached to implement a visual identity that would reflect the Bicker aesthetic and support their growing body of work.

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#NoClient: A playful eye

Posted 11/08/2016 - 09:22

Shawn Murenbeeld has a collection of toys in his basement, and some of them are by his own design. “I wouldn’t call myself a toy designer,” clarifies the founder and creative director of Orangeville, Ont. award-winning graphic design studio, Touchwood Design. “I’m more of a character designer. I say this because most of the stuff I create are static figures made of wood.”

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Right Makes Right

Posted 11/08/2016 - 00:28

It’s not just Communism we have to fear any longer—legitimate homegrown frustration, anger and hopelessness feeding ignorance are serious threats to the republic. These Ten Commandments of Citizenship from the anti-Communist 1947 comic book Is This Tomorrow apply more than ever before.

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Fair Use or Infringement? A Look at Politics & Copyright

Posted 11/07/2016 - 12:55

Tomorrow is election day, and I think it’s fair to say most people are ready for this election cycle to be over. However, outside of political platforms and revelations, there are other important nuggets that graphic designers can glean from elections: what is fair use and how it applies to copyright infringement.

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The Alt-Cartoonist: Kelly

Posted 11/07/2016 - 00:33

Ward Sutton, whose comic strip “Sutton Impact” has been lampooning the stupidly powerful for years, turned himself, in a fit of transformative art-fenestration, Jekyll and Hyde–like, into Stan Kelly: The Cartoonist America Turns To.

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Designer of the Week: Alan Power

Posted 11/06/2016 - 07:30

The deadline for Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards is November 11, 2016, and you’re invited to enter your best work. We’re looking for handlettered work. And, of course, we’re also looking for original typefaces built from the ground up.

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The Contentious Visual History of Daylight Savings Time

Posted 11/05/2016 - 05:54

Ah, Daylight Savings Time. Those of us who spend our days fantasizing about a few more hours of sleep rejoice when it comes to an end—tomorrow, by the way. The tradition is arguably outdated, sensible, perhaps, for a pre-electricity world and probably not excellent for your health if you’re a 9-to-5er.

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Weekend Heller: Really?!

Posted 11/05/2016 - 01:21

The Knights Party is the political wing of the Klu Klux Klan, and its newspaper, The Crusader: The Political Voice of White Christian America! is trying to go Trump a step further.

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Design History in 150 Seconds

Posted 11/04/2016 - 10:00

Welcome to Design History in 150 Seconds—PRINT’s look at the history of the field, takeout style.
Check out the first episode, featuring letterpress printing, below—and stop back here for more installments as they’re released! (If you have a request, shoot it our way here.)

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Design History in 150 Seconds: The History of Letterpress

Posted 11/04/2016 - 10:00

Welcome to Design History in 150 Seconds—PRINT’s look at the history of the field, takeout style.
Check out the first episode, featuring letterpress printing, below—and stop back here for more installments as they’re released! (If you have a request, shoot it our way here.)

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Montreal’s contracting portal: a gloves-off critique

Posted 11/04/2016 - 09:32

The concepts of open data and open government are interesting to me because they make such perfect bedfellows with information design and UI/UX.

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The Present is Almost Obsolete

Posted 11/04/2016 - 01:19

Aaron Burns was a major figure in typographic New York. Among other businesses, he headed the International Typeface Corporation until his death in 1991 at age 69. In 1952 he became director of design and typography at the Composing Room, the influential Manhattan type shop. He opened his own business in 1963 and six years later joined Herb Lubalin to found the company that became ITC.

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Picturing Famous Comics Artists and Animators, at Ease

Posted 11/03/2016 - 13:40

Photographer Greg Preston is a good-natured, low-key guy. There’s an ease about him that enhances his subjects’ comfort amidst their already-familiar surroundings. It’s visible enough in The Artist Within, a handsome, generously-sized hardcover from 2007 with roughly a hundred “portraits of cartoonists, comic book artists, animators, and others,” as the book’s subtitle has it.

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Redgee Awards 2016 winners revealed

Posted 11/03/2016 - 08:59

Congratulations to the Winners of the 6th annual Canadian Regional Design Awards!
Click here to download a PDF list of the 2016 Redgee Awards Winners
Stay tuned for our image gallery of Finalists and Winners and full credit listings. Winners are also featured in the Fall 2016 Awards Annual issue of Designedge Canada magazine.

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Milton Glaser: “Art is a Judgment of History”

Posted 11/03/2016 - 08:24

Enter your best work into two competitions deadlining soon: the HOW Logo Design Awards, and the PRINT Typography & Lettering Awards!
The first question I put to the legendary Milton Glaser is whether what he creates is art. His swift answer: “Art is a judgment of history.”

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A Book That Interacts With Itself

Posted 11/03/2016 - 01:15

Keith Godard has long made books that defy tradition by encouraging his audience to interact with the content, including Holdup, Sounds and A Little Night Book, among them. As principal of StudioWorks, he has been a distinguished practitioner in the fields of public art and exhibition design for over four decades.

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Packaging for Allsorts Black and White by BOND“The packaging...

Posted 11/02/2016 - 18:47

Packaging for Allsorts Black and White by BOND“The packaging design of confectionary maker Cloetta’s Allsorts Black and White edition follows the original’s lead, reflecting the colourless sweet content. The silver print and matt finishing give a tasty touch to the functional cardboard box.”Bond is a brand-driven creative agency. They help new businesses and brands get started.

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The Nature of Inspiration: Charley Harper’s Minimal Realism

Posted 11/02/2016 - 05:58

Typography is one of the most vital keys to successful design—and Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards is here to celebrate it. But this isn’t just a competition for classic type designers: We’re looking for projects that feature great uses of type, handlettered work and original typefaces you’ve created. Enter today.

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War is Funny as Hell

Posted 11/02/2016 - 01:20

You may not know that even in the hell known as the European trenches of World War I, there were comic and satiric newspapers being published on all sides called Trench Newspapers. One of the most famous was The Wipers Times, based on an English mispronunciation of the town of Ypres (the decidedly bloody battle site that Hitler proudly fought in as a private and runner).

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Redgee Awards last-minute ticket savings

Posted 11/01/2016 - 12:08

The 2016 Canadian Regional Design Awards are just one day away, and we’re offering a special last-minute deal on ticket bundle purchases!
Order two or more tickets online before Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m., and receive the special rate of $25 each.
Purchase a ticket bundle now to save

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Fractured media and the evolution of interactivity in design

Posted 11/01/2016 - 09:28

How did we get here?

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Tangerine and Beau’s Brewery CEOs named ‘DesignThinkers of the Year’

Posted 11/01/2016 - 08:57

Peter Aceto, president and CEO of Tangerine, and Steve Beauchesne, co-founder and CEO of Beau’s All Natural Brewing have been announced as Canada’s DesignThinkers of the Year.

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Camera-Savvy Chimera

Posted 11/01/2016 - 01:43

This week marks the opening of Viktor Koen’s “Bestiary, Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies” at United Photo Industries Gallery (UPI). The show will have an opening celebration on Nov. 3, from 6–9 p.m., and will be on view through Jan. 5, 2017.

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Alfred Hitchcock, Designer

Posted 10/31/2016 - 08:42

In 1977, Print featured a piece on Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) by renowned biographer Donald Spoto. In it, Spoto takes a look at what happens when someone with a design eye becomes a director—and how he successfully used design skills to translate his genius onto celluloid. (For more on Hitchcock, see “When Saul Bass Met Hitchcock.”)

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Ghosts of Signage Past

Posted 10/31/2016 - 01:41

“Ghostletters are fleeting witnesses,” says Tom Koch, author/editor of Ghostletters Vienna (Falter Verlag), “existing under the constant threat [of] being dismantled or painted over. They leave their traces all over the city—on storefronts and above shop entrances where lettering has been removed. Many have remained a visible part of the cityscape for years, if not decades.”

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How to Create the Best Digital Portfolio for Graphic Designers

Posted 10/30/2016 - 15:28

Updating resumes and online portfolios should be a routine we all do, rather it’s quarterly, semi-annually or annually. This reference guide to your abilities will make you stand out to potential employers and clients because it showcases how you translate ideas and convey concepts with your designs.

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Designer of the Week: Jacquelyn Arends

Posted 10/30/2016 - 08:30

Typography is one of the most vital keys to successful design—and Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards is here to celebrate it. Enter your best hand lettered or typography-centric design work today. Deadline: November 11, 2016.

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