April 2008 Table of Contents

FEATURES

Our
April 2008 issue shines a spotlight on young designers, including our
10th anniversary of New Visual Artists and our 44th Student Cover
Competition. This year’s issue also focuses on the stylish alchemy
between graphics and fashion, including fierce runway invites, and how
classic young adult books have been redesigned over the decades to
reflect changing tastes.


Making It Fit
Graphic
designers long for the old days of artistic freedom in the fashion
industry. But it’s still possible to find one’s creative match

BY ERIKA KAWALEK

People of the Cloth
Digital printing is freeing designers to create whole new future for fabric.
CLAIRE LUI

Cover Girls
Young adult novels are rebranded as often as their latest readers come of age.
BY REBECCA BENGAL

R.S.V.P.
Whether
elaborately decorative or arrogantly abstruse, invitations to runway
shows are a way for fashion designers to show their true colors.

BY VÉRONIQUE VIENNE

Times of the Sign
It’s
been on shopping bags and boxes for decades—a true American brand. But
how well do you know Lord & Taylor’s signature flourish?

BY PAUL SHAW
Plus, Angela Voulangas checks out Lord & Taylors new direction.

Satellite Office
At
Sputnik, a small pack of students juggles the pressure of art school
with the responsibilities of a working design studio. High stress, low
rates. Very low

BY COLIN BERRY

PRINTs 44th Student Cover Competition
This year, for the first time, our readers picked the winner.
INTRODUCTION BY CLAIRE LUI

New Visual Artists
On
the 10th anniversary of the competition, we take a look back at the
past decade of winners and present the 2008 class of the 20 brightest
design stars under 30

DEPARTMENTS

CONTRIBUTORS

Where we’re calling from.

LETTERS

“What is unnecessary about fighting the War on Terror?”
F.O.B.
12 years of animals, Chip Kidd’s new novel, comics for children, what Sagmeister learned, and more.

SHELF LIFE

A picture disc, the mile-high ugh, and Nick Hornby’s jackets.
MONOLOGUE
Blitzkrieg Top Mall fresh or yellowed with sweat, the rock tee will never die.BY ELLEN CARPENTER
OBSERVER
Sexy Nextness In the pursuit of what’s new, are we missing out on what we’ve already discovered?
BY RICK POYNOR

NEWSSTAND
The Handmades Tale American Craft gets redesigned for a new generation of artisans and readers.
BY ALISSA WALKER

DIALOGUE

Khoi Vinh, editorial director, NYTIMES.com.INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER
IN PRINT
Vol. 30/no. 4 At the heart of PRINTs 1976 fashion issue was a revolutionary illustrator.
BY MARTIN FOX

DESKTOP

Work With Me Technology that could change our desk-jockey ways.BY ANDREW BLUMPlus: Streamlined image editing, jumpin’ Typeflash, and a piping-hot bowl of fonts.
BOOKSDreams of the Rarebit Fiend, by Winsor McCayREVIEW BY BILL KARTALOPOULOS

China Daily Life, by Reineke Otten; China Contemporary, by Christine de Baan, Huang Du, Jaap Guldemond, Garrie van Pinxteren, and Linda Vlassenrood

REVIEW BY CHARLIE MCATEER
The Vice Photo Book
, by Vice magazine; Parisiennes: A Celebration of French Women, introduction by Xavière GauthierREVIEW BY CARLO MCCORMICK

With/Without, edited by Shumon Baser, Antonia Carver, and Markus Miesse

REVIEW BY BUZZ POOLE
EVENTHigh Peaks, Wide Chasms AIGA and Icograda conferences.REVIEWS BY JAMES GADDY AND ELLEN SHAPIRO

END PRODUCT

Cut, Fold, Load, Point, ShootBY CLIFF KUANG

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