December 2008 Table of Contents

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REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL 2008

Introduction
Inside the 2008 Regional Design Annual.
BY JOYCE RUTTER KAYE

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Far West
California North, California South, Northwest, and the Rest of the West.
INTRODUCTION BY ALISSA WALKER

Southwest
Dallas, Austin, Houston/Rest of Texas, and the Rest of the Southwest.
INTRODUCTION BY CLIFF KUANG

Midwest
Minnesota, Illinois. Missouri, Ohio, and the Rest of the Midwest.

INTRODUCTION BY JANE LERNER

South
Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and the Rest of the South.

INTRODUCTION BY EDWARD LOVETT

East
Washington/Baltimore, Mid-Atlantic, and New England.
INTRODUCTION BY ANGELA STARITA

New York City
The Big Apple.
INTRODUCTION BY JEREMY LEHRER

DEPARTMENTS

F.O.B.
Lulu disappoints, D.C.
s downtown surrealism, Grant Achatz designs a cookbook, and the year that almost was. Plus: Khoi Vinh, design director of nytimes.com, talks to Mark Porter, creative director of The Guardian, about the paper’s recently redesigned website. 

SHELF LIFE
Strong Language, returning books, and daring dairy.

MONOLOGUE

Works—Progress?
The Orphan Works Act may mean copyright chaos for graphic artists.
BY MARK DERY

OBSERVER
Paper Trails
In the French city of Avignon, street posters are unruly and inspiring.
BY RICK POYNOR

DIALOGUE
David Butler
, vice president of design, Coca-Cola.
BY STEVEN HELLER

IN PRINT
Vol. 37/no. 6; vol. 38/no. 2
Where’s Canada? It must be here somewhere. Has anyone seen Puerto Rico?
BY MARTIN FOX

DESKTOP
Coming Interactions The year ahead.
BY ANDREI MICHAEL HERASIMCHUK
Plus: Paul Shaw reviews Studio Lettering in Hot Type.

BOOKS
Gary Panter, edited by Dan Nadel
REVIEW BY BILL KARTALOPOULOS

The Call of Trains: Railroad Photographs by Jim Shaughnessy, by Jeff Brouws; The New West: Landscapes Along the Colorado Front Range, by Robert Adams
REVIEW BY MARK LAMSTER

New Graphics Design in China edited by Javin Mo
REVIEW BY BUZZ POOLE

What It Is,  by Lynda Barry
REVIEW BY HILLARY CHUTE

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War Collage

BY JIM HANAS

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