Aaron Kenedi

Marks Men: An Interview With Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, and Sagi Haviv of Chermayeff & Geismar

This month Print will release its first book under the newly established Print Publications line. Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar looks back at the last half century of work by Chermayeff & Geismar, the design studio behind many of the world’s most recognizable trademarks: Chase Bank, the Library of...

Shout it Loud and Shout it Proud!

In honor of New York’s Gay Pride Parade this Sunday, we wanted to show off Mirko Ilic’s new poster design for the event, what he calls “a combination of Alexander Rodchenko’s poster, ‘Lengiz-Books’ (1925) and the famous ‘Silence = Death’ (1986) poster about AIDS.” Photo by Igor Mandic. To learn more about the schedule...

You're Invited to a Night of Big Lies and Little Truths

To celebrate the release of the paperback version of Steven Heller’s book Iron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State, (which examines the propaganda campaigns of four of history’s most notorious dictators, Hitler, Lenin, Mussolini, and Mao), Phaidon will host a panel discussion next Wednesday with Heller, Shepard Fairey, and Paul D. Miller (aka...

How to Make Your Own Paper Toy Monster

If you read yesterday’s piece on making paper toy monsters and you were inspired to wander down that perilously addictive road yourself, Garrison Beau Scott (aka baykiddead) himself, has agreed to share some of his tips and tricks with us. Enjoy. The Tools Library card –  for precise folds Tweezers  – for holding/pinching in...

Notes from the Abstract Conference

Last week was the much anticipated (in editorial design circles anyway) Abstract Conference, in Portland, ME. Co-sponsored by AIGA Maine, the conference is a new venture by Condé Nast’s Executive Director of Editorial Development, Scott Dadich, and his dream team of creative friends, including Luke Hayman of Pentagram, Arem Duplessis of the New York...

The Most Excellent Mikser Festival

A little more than a week ago, at almost exactly the same time that Ratko Mladic was being arrested for heinous war crimes and rioting was breaking out in the streets of Belgrade, one of the more impressive arts festivals was taking place right down the road at a sprawling industrial complex where the...

SVA Grads Go From Ideas to "Ideopolis"

Last week the School of Visual Arts graduated its MFA students in the Designer as Author program. Led by co-chairs Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, this is one of the first design programs that asks students to not just create winning work, but to actually execute on their entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into...

Metastazis Is Always Right: Candid Talk From a Design Rebel

A while back Steven Heller wrote a piece for Imprint about a designer so committed to his craft that he used his own blood as ink. Recently I happened to meet that man in person, one Jean-Emmanuel “Valnoir” Simoulin, and after chatting with him for a while, it struck me that working with his own...