Design Under Pressure
Design born of conflict and opposition has the power to inspire, inform, and provoke. Plus: Monica Racic looks back at how PRINT has covered conflict throughout the years.
ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELISA VALENZUELA
The Last King of Bollywood
Balkrishna Vaidya’s handpainted film posters helped create the Bollywood aesthetic, but these days, he can’t find work at home.
BY NANDINI RAMNATH
The Right Click
Google Earth and YouTube can find your house or favorite music video in seconds. Can they help end genocide?
BY JEREMY LEHRER
The Killing Fields
Wherever there are leftover landmines, there’s an urgent need for warnings. That’s where design comes in.
BY JOHN EMERSON
From Despotism to Destination
Can a troubled nation be rebranded?
BY BEN CARMICHAEL
Contemporary comics take a hard look at the conflict in Iraq, and metaphors abound.
BY DOUGLAS WOLK
Terms of Exchange
Northern Ireland’s sectarian murals offer a testament to past strife. In peacetime, should they be replaced?
BY SEAN ASHCROFT
Ediciones Vigía produces books with sugarcane paper, mimeographs, and sheer determination.
BY JENNIFER EHRENBERG
Graphic Displays of Faith
The Creation Museum embraces the latest trends in exhibition design to present its case against evolution.
BY JANDOS ROTHSTEIN
The greatest work of a once-famous anti-fascist illustrator has been beautifully restored, but not without some conflict along the way.
BY STEVEN HELLER
Where we’re calling from.
$10 million graffiti, Wong Kar Wai’s HDTV commercial, Abraham Lincoln goes punk, and more.
Alternative alphabets, diamond dogs by Karim Rashid, and album art with soul.
Philip Burke, Drew Friedman, Robert Grossman, and Victor Juhasz, editorial caricaturists.
INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER
Vol. 22/nos. 5 & 6 In 1968, graphic designers were challenged to join the revolution.
BY MARTIN FOX
Inside North Korea, by Mark Edward Harris; Welcome to Pyongyang, by Charlie Crane; Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan, edited by Leora Kahn; photographs by Lynsey Addario, Colin Finlay, Kadir van Lohuizen, and Ron Haviv; Pictures Without Borders, by Steve Horn
REVIEW BY BRIAN SHOLIS
War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication, by James Aulich
REVIEW BY PETER TERZIAN
Africa Comics, curated by Sandra Federici, Thelma Golden, Andrea Marchesini Reggiani, and Mary Angela Schroth
REVIEW BY AUSTIN MERRILL
Power to the People
BY JAMES GADDY