Print’s October 2011 Issue: Table of Contents

Each issue this year has seen a new collaboration between Print and a guest art director. One after another, they’ve reinvigorated the magazine with their own vision. Fittingly, the latest—and last—issue in the project, guest designed and coedited by the Dutch designers Metahaven, is the Identity issue. We expanded our usual focus, moving, as Metahaven writes, “to the fringes of the design world.” You’ll find stories on the “design” of geopolitics, the artist behind M.I.A.’s unusual websites, Experimental Jetset’s grappling with modernism, and the masks that comic-book artists wear in their own work. Elsewhere in the magazine, Rick Poynor wonders if we need a new term to describe the field of graphic design, Chermayeff & Geismar previews its new monograph for Print Publishing, and the Heads of State offers its take on the iconic form of the business card.

Print's October 2011 Issue
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Features


Identity
A special section of Print, guest designed and coedited by METAHAVEN

The Big Deorganization
As the world deorganizes, there are fewer and fewer clear ways to set an organization apart from its surroundings.

Autoreply: Modernism
A conversation with Experimental Jetset
BY METAHAVEN

Ripps It Up
The artist Ryder Ripps searches for for honesty online. BY PADDY JOHNSON

Design and Geopolitics: The Altergloba, Soft Power, and Disaster Capitalism
An interview with Benjamin Bratton BY METAHAVEN

Cloud Communism
A conversation with Deterritorial Support Group BY METAHAVEN

Marks Men
An interview with Chermayeff & Geismar
BY AARON KENEDI

Major League Myth
Why did Harmon Killebrew—and everyone else—believe
he was the batter in baseball’s iconic logo?
BY PAUL LUKAS

The Mask of Myself
Self-representation in autobiographical comics
BY BILL KARTALOPOULOS

Rebrand…or Else!
How boycotting became the new advertising BY METAHAVEN

Smoke Screen of Information
The many identities of 2×4
BY IAN VOLNER

Unmooring
Stewart Smith’s quiet critiques
BY JUSTIN SULLIVAN

Departments


Dialogue
Steven Heller talks to Maharam about creating individuality on a mass scale.

Observer
Rick Poynor files a report from the place formerly known as graphic design.

Best Practices
Jeremy Lehrer on whether Seventh Generation’s pulp redesign lives up to the hype

Stereotype
Paul Shaw wonders if designers have a type (and Stephen Coles comments from the margins).

Education
How do you tell the story of the L.A. art scene? Eva Hagberg explores.

Design Thinking
Damien Newman flips through IDEO’s lesson plan.

Interaction
Christopher Butler argues against augmented reality.

Up Front


Design Brief
As our year of guest art directors ends, we’re left with an uncanny feeling.

Crit+Comments
Feedback from readers

Grids+Guides
Ben Katchor goes to the library, Manhattan’s grid turns 100, Chris Anderson talks TED, and Palestine gets its passport stamped

In the back


Reviews
A Saul Bass monograph, an anthology of Yiddish comics, and a preview of the Walker’s blockbuster show on graphic design.

Back Issue
Editor emeritus Martin Fox on why Print declared the swastika the symbol of the century

Creativity + Commerce Competition Winners
The best business graphics from around the world

The Goods
A new album from Girls, a personal project by Chip Kidd, Sagmeister’s Portuguese identity, and a place for social media to gather

One Perfect Thing
Michael Silverberg on why the business card won’t die

In the Studio
The founder of Browns takes us into his office.

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  1. I have enjoyed Print Magazine for 15 years now. But I have to say, the cover of the current issue [October 2011] upsets me. If you were to tell me an eight-year-old child designed it, I wouldn’t believe you. I’ve yet to meet an eight year old as aesthetically inept as whoever duped you into printing this “thing.” Seriously, who approved it? Also, can I have their job?

  2. I have enjoyed Print Magazine for 15 years now. But I have to say, the cover of the current issue [October 2011] upsets me. If you were to tell me an eight-year-old child designed it, I wouldn’t believe you. I’ve yet to meet an eight year old as aesthetically inept as whoever duped you into printing this “thing.” Seriously, who approved it? Also, can I have their job?

  3. I have enjoyed Print Magazine for 15 years now. But I have to say, the cover of the current issue [October 2011] upsets me. If you were to tell me an eight-year-old child designed it, I wouldn’t believe you. I’ve yet to meet an eight year old as aesthetically inept as whoever duped you into printing this “thing.” Seriously, who approved it? Also, can I have their job?