New Visual Artists Review
Our annual presentation of the 20 brightest design stars under 30 years old.
Your Design Here
Are amateurs taking over? Don’t panic—DIY culture just might have something to teach us.
BY VIRGINIA POSTREL
Agency of One
Advertisers are rushing to let Joe Public make their commercials, but questions remain about control, credibility, and effectiveness.
BY ANTHONY VAGNONI
What happens when Miami meets Japanese culture? Lots of toys, parades, and playgrounds. Behold the power of Friends With You!
BY CALEB NEELON
The Day the Yearbook Died
Dead-tree books may be passé, but kids still want a place to keep their memories—and keep them current.
BY JEFF MACINTYRE
A family’s treasured mementos from two New York City high schools in the ’30s say volumes about the way the world was then.
BY PENNY WOLFSON
PRINT’s 43rd Student Cover Competition
This year, the competition gets a case of the warm and fuzzies.
INTRODUCTION BY JAMES GADDY
No Sign of the Dove
Rub-down death icons, Hebrew-slang flipbooks, reimagined book jackets—Israel’s design students do it all. Just don’t ask them to design a peace poster.
BY ELLEN SHAPIRO
The Music Man
Ten years ago, Mike Diehl started hiring star illustrators to transform an in-house Warner Bros. publication. Today, he’s still bringing visual zest to an unlikely venue.
BY MICHAEL DOOLEY
In the late ’60s, magazine-in-a-box SMS radically pushed the boundaries of art and publishing with its populist assemblage of avant-garde treasures.
BY STEVEN HELLER
Warriors, Doctors, and Explosive Deliverymen
Can Korean comics find a manga-sized audience in America?
BY DAVID WELSH
Where we’re calling from.
“No wonder we’re sitting around mulling the death of print.”
Elaine Lustig Cohen’s birthday present, Edward Norton’s body type, an illustrated Gravity’s Rainbow, and more.
Chicks go punk, Results lose Impact, and Stefan Sagmeister changes the world.
Strong Words One year after AIGA’s name change, we ask an old question: What’s in a name?
BY VÉRONIQUE VIENNE
Jubilant Junkspace A visitor to New York City takes a fresh look at the spectacular excesses of Times Square.
BY RICK POYNOR
Oh, You Kid! My Weekly Reader, that 80-year-old classroom standby, has a bright, shiny new face.
BY REBECCA BENGAL
Nik Hafermaas, chair of graphic design, Art Center College of Design.
INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER
Vol. 1/no. 4 Two DIY articles in the March 1941 issue give advice to readers keen on doing their own thing.
BY MARTIN FOX
Creative Control Microsoft courts the design world with Expression Studio.
BY JEFF HOWE
Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili
Influences: A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design, by Anna Gerber and Anja Lutz
REVIEW BY COLIN DAVIES
The Way It Wasn’t: From the Files of James Laughlin, edited by Barbara Epler and Daniel Javitch
REVIEW BY MAX WINTER
Nylon Street: The Nylon Book of Global Style, by the editors of Nylon magazine
REVIEW BY HEATHER COCKS AND JESSICA MORGAN
Martin Fox, former editor, PRINT.
INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER
Something Borrowed, Something You
BY JASON BITNER