July/August 2006 Table of Contents

FEATURES

Bound for Glory

Advances in screen-based reading may make the book as we know it extinct. What will we lose when all that paper melts into zeroes and ones?

BY MARK DERY

Agitprop Primers

At first, the new Soviet state welcomed radical changes in children’s book design. Then came the backlash.

BY STEVEN HELLER

The Girls Guide to Writing and Publishing

Novels aimed at single women have the sales pitch down, but they havent come a long way, baby.

TEXT BY JAMI ATTENBERG

CHART BY GIAMPIETRO + SMITH

Acrobat Reader

As novelists include more typographic experimentation in their writing, do audiences read their books or just look at them?

BY ANNA GERBER AND TEAL TRIGGS

FIRST PERSON

Back to the Future

Fearless forecasts that PRINT recorded 40 and 50 years ago tell us where graphic design was headed.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARIAN BANTJES

Spirits in the Material World

Audrey Niffenegger’s handmade books are the stuff of ghost stories. But the skeletons hanging out in her attic? Those are real.

BY JANDOS ROTHSTEIN

Print Ads Cut Loose

The digital magazine doesn’t mean the death knell of the classic print—instead, there’s gonna be a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.

BY ANTHONY VAGNONI

From My Permanent Collection

No longer content to be consigned to the coffee table, a new cache of rare art books is thrilling dealers, designers, and devotees alike.

BY COLIN BERRY

Radical Traditionalists

The newest publishers from Los Angeles are transforming the art magazine—with paintbrushes, 3D glasses, and porn-star air fresheners.

BY JAMI ATTENBERG

DEPARTMENTS

Fear Not, Gentle Reader A note about this issue.

BY JOYCE RUTTER KAYE

CONTRIBUTORS

Where we’re calling from.

F.O.B.

Toys for the trendy, prostitution ethics in Germany, an Inuit-inspired typeface, and more.

SHELF LIFE

Black-and-white spelling blocks, a pink comic-book cover, and endless yo’s.

MONOLOGUE

Care Packaging  Designing with an eye for sustainability needs to be a collective effort.

BY JEREMY LEHRER

OBSERVER

Design’s Velvet Rope Does an elite organization like the AGI still have a place in the industry?

BY RICK POYNOR

DIALOGUE

Jonathan Bell, branding expert.

INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER

NEWSSTAND

Pop Schmear Jewish hipsters get two magazines—and so nice! Your bubbe would kvell.

BY STEVEN HELLER

IN PRINT

Vol. 16, no. 3, and Vol. 17, no. 3 Two forecasts that PRINT published years ago stand out—for better or worse.

BY MARTIN FOX

DESKTOP

Small Screens, Big Dreams

BY JEFF HOWE

BOOKS

Else/Where: Mapping—New Cartographies of Networks and Territories, edited by Janet Abrams and Peter Hall

REVIEW BY BRUCE N. WRIGHT

The Fundamentals of Illustration, by Lawrence Zeegen

REVIEW BY CAITLIN DOVER

Supply & Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey, by Shepard Fairey

REVIEW BY VÉRONIQUE VIENNE

Designing Type by Karen Cheng

REVIEW BY PETER BILAK

EVENT

Craft Services “Radical Craft,” the 2006 Art Center Design Conference

REVIEW BY MICHAEL DOOLEY

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Fuel Injected

BY JEREMY LEHRER

COMMENT