May/June 2007 Table of Contents


FEATURES

All the World’s a Fair
As the number of design festivals grows, it’s time to ask whether they’re really effective for drumming up business and promoting awareness in tomorrow’s design capitals.
BY JUDE STEWART

Strange Disturbances
Reanimated corpses, turnip-headed people, voracious suitcases—such are the characters that populate Henning Wagenbreth’s tragicomic oeuvre.
BY RICK POYNOR

Everything Belgian Is New Again
Paul Boudens, energetic iconoclast, is remaking the pattern of Belgian design.
BY RHONDA RUBINSTEIN

The Pleasure Principle
In Dornbirn, Austria, the Saegenvier studio makes work that is unsophisticated, unrefined, and shallow. They call it perfect.
BY CATHY FISHEL

State of Play
Governments are giving new funding and support to European video games. But what makes a game European?
BY SEAN ASHCROFT

The Cut-Up Kings of Vilnius
Infusing an old culture with a tangle of Western influences, Lithuania’s PetPunk is helping forge a sensibility for the New Europe.
BY R. JAY MAGILL

First on Deco
A Parisian printer’s opus from the ’30s contains the origins of a design staple.
BY STEVEN HELLER

Still Life With Super Mario Bros.
For Prague “nerd artist” Jeremiah Palecek, the computer screens of  video games and software are the new landscapes.
BY CLIVE THOMPSON

European Design Annual
Our 12th annual showcase of the best in European design. 
INTRODUCTION BY EMILY GORDON


DEPARTMENTS

CONTRIBUTORS 
Where we’re calling from.

LETTERS
“As a narrative, Mumbo Jumbo slides along gracefully like a disjointed jazz riff.”

F.O.B. 
Typeface documentaries of the future, maps of Cape Town, collaborative furniture, and more.

SHELF LIFE
Rebranding goes guerrilla, indie rock folds, and one author stick(er)s it to the man.

 

MONOLOGUE 
Westward Bound  A few lessons from Poland for designers new to the EU.
BY KEHRT REYHER

OBSERVER 
Easy Writer  Behind every good design writer is an editor. Not so true of online critics. 
BY RICK POYNOR

NEWSSTAND
European Unions Pop-culture magazines in Europe band together for cutting-edge regional content.
BY CALEB NEELON

DIALOGUE
J.J. Sempé, cartoonist and satirist.
INTERVIEW BY STEVEN HELLER

IN PRINT
Vol. 20/no. 5  An article in 1966 about a graphics exhibition in Denver signaled the thawing of the Cold War.
BY MARTIN FOX

DESKTOP 
The Suite Goes On Adobe’s CS3 takes flight.
BY JEFF HOWE

BOOKS 
Typography and Graphic Design: From Antiquity to the Present,
by Roxane Jubert
REVIEW BY PAUL SHAW

Altitude: Contemporary Swiss Graphic Design,  edited by Robert Klanten, Nicolas Bourquin, and Claudia Mareis
REVIEW BY JAMES GADDY

Jan Tschichold, Designer: The Penguin Years,  by Richard B. Doubleday
REVIEW BY PAUL SHAW

The Pentagram Papers, by the Pentagram partners
REVIEW BY KYSS JEAN-MARY

Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies: A Companion Guide to the Classic Cartoon Series, by Russell Merritt and J.B. Kaufman
REVIEW BY JOHN CANEMAKER

MARKETPLACE
Naked Lunch  British politicians, designers, and consumers grapple with over-packaging.
BY JEREMY LEHRER

END PRODUCT 
Bill of Rights
BY ANDY SCOTT

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