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The Consumption Issue
The role designers play in driving spending, saving, and activism.
BY JOYCE RUTTER KAYE
Buildings and People
Marketers are shaping the luxury-condo craze with high-concept campaigns. Welcome to the branded life.
BY CAITLIN DOVER
This Year’s Model
Dexter Sinister is a design studio, publisher, bookseller, and creative hub—all from one basement in New York City.
BY EDWARD LOVETT
Pink & Blue
Two photos and a host of facts illustrate the dramatic ways in which two shades can color children’s worlds.
BY REBECCA BENGAL; PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEON MEE YOON
Poppin’ Fresh Retail
Bono, Isaac Mizrahi, Time Warner, and Nike are all part of an emerging retail trend that captures consumers’ hearts with a new take on planned obsolescence.
BY BRUCE N. WRIGHT
A week’s worth of time, money, and resources—gone in a flash? Four artists known for their clever online record-keeping show us how they spent all 604,800 seconds.
INTRODUCTION BY EMILY GORDON
All James Harvey wanted was to make fine art. Thanks to Andy Warhol, he did—anonymously.
BY JAMES GADDY
Gee, You’re Stinky!
The intimate questions of postwar advertising fanned body insecurity into flames of paranoia.
BY STEVEN HELLER
You say that like it’s a bad thing. But for Schein Berlin, designing fake products for TV and film is very, very good.
BY JUDE STEWART
Where we’re calling from.
The New Yorker’s extreme web makeover, monkeys in Scotland, Don Imus’s yellow muzzle, and more.
“Icerocks” doesn’t, the Arcade Fire lights up a Bible, and Sean Wilsey talks about Hell.
Excess is Less In a wasteful age, faux simplicity masks our overindulgence.
BY AKIKO BUSCH
Cover Me The current attention paid to book jackets confirms their allure as havens of graphic invention.
BY RICK POYNOR
Sweet Charity Can new magazines focused on social change do well while they do good?
BY RHONDA RUBINSTEIN
Stephen Duncombe, social historian.
INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER
Vol. 1/no. 1 In 1940, PRINT took an exasperated look at consumer antipathy toward wallpaper design.
BY MARTIN FOX
The Constant Reader The Times goes digital (again).
BY ANDREW BLUM
300% Cotton, by Helen Walters; Fandomania, by Elena Dorfman; Great American Billboards, by Fred E. Basten; The Art of the Band T-Shirt, by Amber Easby and Henry Oliver; Vintage Rock T-Shirts, by Seth Weisser, Gerard Maione, and Johan Kugelberg; The
Virtuous Consumer, by Leslie Garrett; Core Memory, by John
Alderman and Mark Richards; The New Erotic Photography,
edited by Dian Hanson and Eric Kroll
REVIEW BY AARON BRITT
Shuffle, by Christian Marclay
REVIEW BY BRIAN SHOLIS
Otl Aicher, by Markus Rathgeb
REVIEW BY RICHARD DOUBLEDAY
New and Used, edited by Marc Joseph and Damon Krukowski
REVIEW BY BUZZ POOLE
Design, With a Side of Fries A national museum of graphic design may be as close as the ’burbs.
BY JANDOS ROTHSTEIN
BY STEVEN HELLER