As the face of Europe changes and religious tensions mount, immigrants to the Netherlands discover that tolerance can look a lot like hate.
BY EMILY GORDON
Long defined by cut-and-paste club “fly posters” of the ’90s, Berlin design has grown up-but it’s keeping its independent spirit and connection to the street.
BY ALICE TWEMLOW
In São Paulo, Brazil, the Museum of the Portuguese Language vividly unites language and cultural identity.
BY MATTHIAS BRENDLER
In a Caribbean nation, vernacular and fine art have a lot in common.
BY MELANIE ARCHER
High-flying artist? Man of the streets? Whoever Banksy wants to be, he’s keeping it a secret for now.
BY JAMES GADDY
Ray Fenwick, Boy Genius
A weird and meticulous talent in Halifax, Canada, has won over the web. Call him The Chosen.
BY CAITLIN DOVER
Ranjit Makkuni is using sophisticated technology to change how we interact with computers. In the process, he’s taking traditional Indian beliefs back to the future.
BY DAVID WOMACK
Speaking in Scratch
French designer Laurent Burte’s inventive transcriptions bring dynamic visual form to freestyle music.
BY HELEN WALTERS
Where we’re calling from.
An eye-opening exhibition in Paris, customized trucks in Pakistan, handbag handbooks, and more.
All Together Now Maybe it’s time to give universal design another try.
BY ELLEN LUPTON AND JULIA LUPTON
Perfect 10 (or 12) The publication of designers’ reading lists turns out to be a real page-turner.
BY RICK POYNOR
Chaz Maviyane-Davies, social activist, designer, educator.
INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER
Vol. 3/no. 2 Comics’ ancient roots were explored in a 1942 issue of PRINT. Comics? In a serious arts journal?
BY MARTIN FOX
One Cellular Sensation
BY JEFF HOWE
Plus: Webby bookworms, Russian type, and a fresh phone font.
Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation, by Amid Amidi
REVIEW BY JOHN CANEMAKER
America by the Yard: Cirkut Camera, by Robert B. MacKay
REVIEW BY BRIAN SHOLIS
Century Girl, by Lauren Redniss
REVIEW BY JOHANNA DRUCKER
BY BENJAMIN SUTHERLAND
Our Regional Design Annual includes more than 400 designs from the past year, divided by region. Read the introductions and see samples from all six sections: Far West, Southwest, Midwest, South, East, and New York City. Joyce Rutter’s Kaye gives an introduction, and Michael Musto reviews Spy: The Funny Years.
The Digital Design Annual: results from our interactive competition, profiles from the Pacific Rim, and our business graphics winners. Plus, the weird world of PES, the return of psychedelia, and a review of Comics as Art.
An in-depth look at the past, present, and future of the printed word. Plus, the conventions of chick lit cover art, a look at L.A.’s art magazine scene, Brent Rollins’s CD art, and a review of The Fundamentals of Illustration.