5 Illustrators Who Brought Edgar Allan Poe’s Works to Life

Posted 10/29/2016 - 07:28

Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of horror and wonder have inspired the more morbid among us for generations, including some exceptional illustrators from days gone by. From his most prolific publishing days in the 1830s and 40s to the present, dozens—maybe hundreds—of illustrators have sought to capture the ghastly dread that characterized his short stories and novels.

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Illustrating the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

Posted 10/29/2016 - 07:28

Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of horror and wonder have inspired the more morbid among us for generations, including some exceptional illustrators from days gone by. From his most prolific publishing days in the 1830s and 40s to the present, dozens—maybe hundreds—of illustrators have sought to capture the ghastly dread that characterized his short stories and novels.

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Weekend Heller: Designers & Books Saturday

Posted 10/29/2016 - 01:23

On Nov. 12 I will be the on-stage host for a wonderful array of panels and talks on the state of all books related to and focusing on design of all kinds. It is a free event at F.I.T. co-sponsored by Designers & Books and McNally Jackson bookstore (which is offering a 20% discount on all design books on sale at the fete).

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The Best New Typefaces of 2016 (So Far, Anyway)

Posted 10/28/2016 - 08:56

The following article appears in the Fall 2016 issue of Print, currently on newsstands. Subscribe today—and don’t miss the chance to enter our Type & Lettering Awards!

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Age-Old Symbols for the New Age

Posted 10/28/2016 - 01:13

This cosmology of signs and symbols is not unlike the position of planet Earth in relation to the entire galaxy. Earth is, of course, just one small globe in only one of the infinite planetary systems floating in the expanse of space. The universe of signs and symbols devised throughout the ages of human history is finite yet it is nonetheless undeniably immense.

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#TBT: Art cafés and the good life in Santa Teresa

Posted 10/27/2016 - 10:49

For bohemian thirty-somethings who are into surfing and holistic lifestyle, Santa Teresa does not need to be followed by “, Costa Rica.” It has cachet all its own. I didn’t know that when I arrived back in February, but even more potently than 6 a.m. sun salutations and roadside tacos, I found the arts culture in this tiny expat community to be the thing that fed my soul.

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Herbert Crowley: Mind-Bogglingly Fantastical

Posted 10/27/2016 - 01:01

Josh O’Neill, publisher of Beehive Books/Locust Moon Press and the brilliant Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream project (2014), has been been hard at work for the last few years compiling work by Herbert Crowley (1873–1939). He is in the middle of a Kickstarter to fund an oversized book, The Temple of Silence, which will bring Crowley‘s forgotten worlds back from the vaults.

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Editorial Design for La Forma by Koln Studio“Concept, edition...

Posted 10/26/2016 - 18:49

Editorial Design for La Forma by Koln Studio“Concept, edition and design direction for the editorial piece “La Forma Bruta” by the photographer Martín Bollati. In this piece, Martín questioned himself about the historian’s figure and representation of history throughout his photography.

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Redgee Awards special ticket sale on until Oct. 31

Posted 10/26/2016 - 10:42

The 2016 Canadian Regional Design Awards are just around the corner, and this is your last chance to save on tickets. Don’t miss the design celebration of the year!
Register now to attend for just $25

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Redgee Awards ticket sale on until Oct. 31

Posted 10/26/2016 - 10:42

The 2016 Canadian Regional Design Awards are just around the corner, and this is your last chance to save on tickets. Don’t miss the design celebration of the year!
Register now to attend for just $25

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Noji Architects

Posted 10/26/2016 - 08:11

Noji is an architecture and design practice in Sligo, Ireland.

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The Way It Was (and Somewhat Still Is)

Posted 10/26/2016 - 01:36

There are 324,707,000 Americans living in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.3%–13.3% of the U.S. population is black, and 12.5% is Hispanic, as compared to one of every ten (of 10%) in 1944. But that additional number is substantial.

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Mary Kate McDevitt Talks Handlettering

Posted 10/25/2016 - 16:56

Typography & Lettering Inspiration from Mary Kate McDevitt

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Forevents Branding by Durana Durana“Company dedicated to...

Posted 10/25/2016 - 06:22

Forevents Branding by Durana Durana“Company dedicated to organizing custom-made weddings and events. Our goal was to build a single brand, from its name to the graphic pieces that identify and reflect the interest to create exclusive moments for his clients.

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Type for Impaired Eyes

Posted 10/25/2016 - 01:51

Thomas Bohm is a designer from Leicester College, England, whose studio User Design, Illustration and Typesetting works for book publishers and businesses, and is a graphic communication design, illustration and production service. He is the author of Published Punctuation..? (2nd edition, User Design, 2012), a fully illustrated book on punctuation.

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History in Wrigleyville: Vintage Cubs Memorabilia & Logo Designs

Posted 10/24/2016 - 15:35

As a former Chicago resident who lived within two blocks of Wrigley Field, I have to admit my bias here. Who would have thought the Cubs could be headed to the series for the first time in more than 70 years?

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Once and for All, Print Is Not Dead! I Repeat …

Posted 10/24/2016 - 01:51

Once and for All, Print Is Not Dead! In addition to all the mainstream and indie print-on-paper magazines, Steven Watson of Stack recently introduced me to the Newspaper Club, an online service that prints your very own newsprint publication.
Their motto is simple: “We’re here to help everyone make and print their own newspapers.”
 

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11 Essential Tips for Choosing the Best Web Fonts

Posted 10/23/2016 - 11:00

The number one essential thing to keep in mind when selecting the best web fonts is scalability. Pay attention to when the fonts scale to either a smaller or larger size for different screen sizes that the fonts remain legible. That’s pro-tip number one. However, there are other crucial considerations to keep in mind when selecting the right web fonts.

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Designer of the Week Jenny Johannesson

Posted 10/23/2016 - 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.

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La Petite Mort: Michael Ventura of Sub Rosa Talks Creative Side Project

Posted 10/23/2016 - 08:00

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally featured in the Print Fall 2016: Special Typography Edition as A Little Death by Karli Petrovic. Grab a copy before they’re gone!
La Petite Mort: A Creative Side Project by Sub Rosa
Words by: Karli Petrovic

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Branding for Common Lot by Perky Bros“Common Lot is the first...

Posted 10/23/2016 - 05:11

Branding for Common Lot by Perky Bros“Common Lot is the first restaurant from Chef Ehren Ryan. Anointed the black sheep of his family, the restaurant draws upon Ehren’s globally diverse culinary background and free spirit.

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4 Brilliant Student Typographic Designs

Posted 10/22/2016 - 08:33

As we gear up for Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards, we’re again looking back on some of our favorite winners from last year’s competition, which was judged by Dana Tanamachi and Dr. Shelley Gruendler. The awards—which have categories for typographic designs, typeface designs, and handlettering—also have student sections.

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Design Artifacts: U.S. Election Posters from History

Posted 10/22/2016 - 06:00

Typography is one of the most vital keys to successful design—and Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards is here to celebrate it. Enter today.

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Weekend Heller: Taco Democracy

Posted 10/22/2016 - 01:00

Editor’s note: Starting today, The Weekend Heller will now appear on Saturday morning and run through Sunday.
 

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When The Times Went Grunge

Posted 10/21/2016 - 01:26

It was 1997—digital typography was no longer a novelty, oddly designed “grunge typography” was in vogue and photographic manipulation was picking up steam. The New York Times launched the second phase of its print and TV “Expect the World” ad campaign from Bozell. And by standards of the day, it was pretty hip and postmodern.

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The Graphic Design Work of Pablo Picasso

Posted 10/20/2016 - 13:12

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.
This second in a series of unexpected designers. Explore the design work of Henri Matisse here. 

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City as Collaborative Artwork

Posted 10/20/2016 - 01:37

Photographer Yoav Litvin began documenting street art after a battle with illness left him physically incapable of any form of exercise other than walking.

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Spontaneity, Meet Control: A Q&A About Creativity with Writer Alice Mattison

Posted 10/19/2016 - 16:42

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.
THE KITE AND THE STRING by Alice Mattison, a new nonfiction book about creativity and the writing life.

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The Design of Pride

Posted 10/19/2016 - 01:33

Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth, who have reissued facsimiles of the 1970 NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual and the NASA Graphics Standards Manual, are announcing The American Revolution Bicentennial manual. It is a precursor to the NASA logo that Bruce Blackburn would design a couple of years later. The long-forgotten manual is now available for sale by their publishing imprint Standards Manual.

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Visual Identity for Plinth by Patrick Fry“Plinth publishes new...

Posted 10/18/2016 - 21:22

Visual Identity for Plinth by Patrick Fry“Plinth publishes new editions and objects from leading contemporary artists. Full range of design and art direction, from visual identity to website and signage.”Patrick Fry is an independent designer and art director from London.

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MuirMcNeil Cut: A Historical, Experimental Stencil Type Family

Posted 10/18/2016 - 16:22

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.

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Redgees 2016: Finalists revealed, early bird ticket sale extended

Posted 10/18/2016 - 12:43

Congratulations to the 2016 Redgee Awards finalists! After careful deliberation, our judging panel of professionals from across the country has chosen the year’s best creative work.
Access the full shortlist of nominees here (PDF)
Winners will be revealed Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Redgee Awards party and presentation at the Berkeley Church in Toronto, 315 King St. E.

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Redgees 2016: Finalists revealed, final call for early bird tickets

Posted 10/18/2016 - 12:43

Congratulations to the 2016 Redgee Awards finalists! After careful deliberation, our judging panel of professionals from across the country has chosen the year’s best creative work.
Access the full shortlist of nominees here (PDF)
Winners will be revealed Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Redgee Awards party and presentation at the Berkeley Church in Toronto, 315 King St. E.

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ICA’s new identity by Sid Lee

Posted 10/18/2016 - 12:20

The Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) has enlisted the help of member agency Sid Lee for a rebranding effort unveiled this fall.

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Should Trump Be …?

Posted 10/18/2016 - 01:23

Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh have taken aim at love and friendship in past duo-projects, and now Donald Trump is in the crosshairs. To mix a metaphor, do oil and water mix?
Their premise is that Trump doesn’t love America, he loves himself, “so we had Trump lookalikes go out in the streets of NYC and make out in places like Trump Tower,” says Goodman.
 

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A Tribute to Osamu Tezuka, Manga’s Most Influential Artist

Posted 10/17/2016 - 13:31

Typography is one of the most vital keys to successful design—and Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards is here to celebrate it. Enter your typographic designs and hand lettering projects by the Nov. 11 deadline.

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The Unseen Lester Beall

Posted 10/17/2016 - 01:18

“Concordia Leaders of Design Series Lester Beall Exhibition and Presentation Lecture,” Oct. 10–Nov. 4, is the first exhibition of Beall’s work in ages. Beall passed away in 1969, and was posthumously voted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1973 and designated an AIGA Medalist in 1992.

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Designer of the Week Alexander Engzell

Posted 10/16/2016 - 08:30

Go to the portfolio site of Alexander Engzell, founder and executive creative director of Bonne Marque, and you’ll be greeted by a pretty intense intro, followed by an interactive exploration of his work. You’ll also be joined by some energetic music (expletives included).

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Xandra Zamora Teaches Beautiful Brush-Lettering Step-by-Step

Posted 10/16/2016 - 08:23

Calligraphic-nerd Xandra Zamora, whose beautiful lettering has been featured in magazines, corporations’ publications and even for the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, teaches novice brush lettering artists how to make a lettering design of their own in two brush lettering workshops.

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Xandra Zamora Teaches Brush-Lettering Step-by-Step

Posted 10/16/2016 - 08:23

Calligraphic-nerd Xandra Zamora, whose beautiful lettering has been featured in magazines, corporations’ publications and even for the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, teaches novice brush lettering artists how to make a lettering design of their own in two brush lettering workshops.

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The Everlasting Allure of Vintage Type Catalogs

Posted 10/15/2016 - 09:10

PRINT’s Type & Lettering Awards are back! Enter today before it’s too late.

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Weekend Heller: Filiworld

Posted 10/14/2016 - 16:00

Thursday night’s opening of “Louise Fili: The Masters Series” at The School of Visual Arts (209 E. 23rd St., New York City), was packed with attendees walking through the simulated Parisian and Italian streets, through the vintage storefronts and into the spaces that, like 19th-century tableau vivant, showed a life’s work of typographic elegance, historical acuity and fervent devotion to beauti

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Google Noto: A Typeface That’s Perserving History

Posted 10/14/2016 - 12:39

Today is the last day for Early Bird entries to Print‘s Typography & Lettering Awards! Don’t miss your chance to be featured among the greats in Print magazine! Enter today.

Google and Monotype are making history. The two partnered together to create Noto: a typeface five years in the making. The new face can be used across 100 writing systems and contains 800 languages.

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Google Noto: A Typeface That’s Preserving History

Posted 10/14/2016 - 12:39

Today is the last day for Early Bird entries to Print‘s Typography & Lettering Awards! Don’t miss your chance to be featured among the greats in Print magazine! Enter today.

Google and Monotype are making history. The two partnered together to create Noto: a typeface five years in the making. The new face can be used across 100 writing systems and contains 800 languages.

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Q + A with Typography & Lettering Judges Bobby C. Martin and Jennifer Kinon

Posted 10/14/2016 - 06:12

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE TODAY! October 14, 2016
Don’t miss your chance to enter the Print Typography & Lettering Awards. This isn’t just a competition for classic type designers: We’re looking for projects that feature great uses of type by any designer. We’re looking for handlettered work. And, of course, we’re looking for original typefaces built from the ground up. Enter today. 

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Q + A with Typography & Lettering Judges Bobby C. Martin Jr. and Jennifer Kinon

Posted 10/14/2016 - 06:12

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE TODAY! October 14, 2016
Don’t miss your chance to enter the Print Typography & Lettering Awards. This isn’t just a competition for classic type designers: We’re looking for projects that feature great uses of type by any designer. We’re looking for handlettered work. And, of course, we’re looking for original typefaces built from the ground up. Enter today. 

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Balzac and His Typographic Misfortunes

Posted 10/14/2016 - 01:27

Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), the French journalist and author who wrote La Comédie Humaine (“The Human Comedy”), worked as a typefounder, printer, editor and indirectly launched de Berny Foundry (which predates Deberny & Peignot) before achieving fame as a writer with Le Dernier chouan in 1829.
 

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Print Materials for Adidas by My name is“Invitation and set of...

Posted 10/13/2016 - 15:19

Print Materials for Adidas by My name is“Invitation and set of posters for Adidas. Stan Smith’s release party at The Gaité Lyrique (Paris). Art direction, graphic design and production. 2014.”My name is — is a design studio based in Montmartre, Paris.

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On the Missing Narrative of the iPhone 7 Launch

Posted 10/13/2016 - 11:42

The billion dollar launch of the iPhone was met with petty complaints and indifference, highlighting the need for a Maslowian story-pyramid.

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AGDA Design Awards 2016 finalists

Posted 10/13/2016 - 06:30

I like many of the ideas entered into this year’s AGDA Awards (celebrating Australian design). Here are a few.
Brewster Murray, by Frost*collective, Sydney.

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, by For The People, Surry Hills, Sydney.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, by 303 MullenLowe, Sydney & Perth.

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Mary: A Magazine Made by Women

Posted 10/13/2016 - 01:07

Jillian Goodman, founder and editor-in-chief of Mary Review, says in her premiere editor’s note that the title Mary, a magazine of news and ideas written and produced entirely by women, was inspired by Virginia Woolf’s book-length essay “A Room of One’s Own.” She then asks the rhetorical question “why does it have to be made by women?”
 

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Branding for Delores Butterball by Mildred & Duck“Delores...

Posted 10/12/2016 - 09:03

Branding for Delores Butterball by Mildred & Duck“Delores Butterball is a small batch baked goods stall serving cakes and cookies across Melbourne. We created a visual identity for Delores Butterball that is bold and confident, and can be easily applied to boxes and bags as needed without losing legibility.

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