Jessica Hische Does Drop Caps for the Classics

Is it too early to start shopping for Christmas? Probably, yes. Nevertheless, we couldn’t resist sharing these images of the forthcoming Penguin Drop Cap series, which will offer some excellent holiday gift options for the bookish typography-and-illustration buffs in your …

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— Scroll to see more images   Many a young designer’s self-promotional holiday card has gone ignored by its recipients. But when Jessica Hische sent her hand-lettered “12 Days of Christmas” card to designer Louise Fili in December 2006, she …

Print Typography & Lettering Awards

2014 Typography & Lettering Awards Presented by PRINT Type is all things at once—it can sing. It can shout, creating an exhilarating design experience through the power of its pop. It can whisper, showcasing its true authority by remaining invisible. …

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Observer: The Well-Read Designer

Deciding which books will fuel your artistic fire is tough. And creating a must-read list for the Designers & Books website is no easy feat either. Read this Observer column to find out how Rick Poynor went about creating his.

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The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion

A stealthy resurgence happening in the design world. Hand lettering is not-so-quietly making a colossal comeback, exploding into the forefront of design.

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Observer: Pinning Down Pinterest

Rick Poynor explores why Pinterest—despite early criticism—has found its place in design as a respected archive of visual finds.

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Print’s April 2014 Issue

The New Visual Artists Issue: This month, we highlight this year’s 20 young artists under the age of 30 who are making their marks as the crème de la crème. Take a look into the portfolios and minds of emerging …

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Graphic Content: True Stories from Top Creatives

Everyone loves a good story, and I, for one, find that designers are full of intriguing tales. If you’re addicted to beautifully-written, inspiring stories and design books, check out Graphic Content: True Stories from Top Creatives by Brian Singer. Graphic …

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Book Bag

Look closely at these wonderful book jackets. Now, look again. Can you tell a book by its cover? More to the point, can you tell a woman’s bag by its book cover. What?!! These are not books but handbags with redrawn and painted covers based on original book cover designs and found in the various collections and accessory lines by French clothing designer Olympia Le-Tan, who, for those who know the work, is the daughter of the illustrator Pierre Le-Tan.

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On Their Own Terms: The Graphic Designer Job Description

I have been fascinated with how designers self-identify and describe what they do both to clients and to the design community. There is something brave about stating “I am…” and brazenly filling in the rest, planting a flag, carving out …